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Sample records for oversight training results

  1. Alternative considerations for environmental oversight training: Results from a needs assessment

    SciTech Connect

    Young, C.; Hensley, J.

    1995-11-01

    For staff to perform their jobs effectively and efficiently, they must be adequately trained. Well-trained staff are also more likely to be satisfied with their jobs and to remain with a given organization. In addition to hiring staff with relevant backgrounds and skills, critical steps in maintaining adequately trained staff are to analyze skill levels needed for the various tasks that personnel are required to perform and to provide training to improve staff s skill base. This first analysis is commonly referred to as a training needs assessment. Training needs are usually determined by defining the tasks required for a particular job and the associated knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to adequately accomplish these tasks. The Office of Northwestern Area Programs of the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Office of Environmental Management (EM) oversees environmental remediation activities in the Chicago, Idaho, Oakland, and Richland Operations Offices. For this organization to effectively carry out its mission, its staff need to be as proficient as possible in the appropriate knowledge and skills. Therefore, a training needs assessment was conducted to determine staff`s level of knowledge and proficiency in various skills. The purpose of the assessment was to: (1) Examine the types of activities or tasks in which staff are involved, (2) Determine the skills needed to perform relevant tasks, and (3) Assess gaps in knowledge and skills for the tasks performed in order to suggest opportunities for skill development.

  2. 10 CFR 440.23 - Oversight, training, and technical assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight, training, and technical assistance. 440.23... PERSONS § 440.23 Oversight, training, and technical assistance. (a) The Secretary and the appropriate..., directly or indirectly, training and technical assistance to any grantee or subgrantee. Such training and...

  3. Guidance: Using RCRA's Results-Based Approaches and Tailored Oversight Guidance when Performing Superfund Oversight

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Memorandum providing additional information in support of Superfund's administrative reform on PRP oversight. Superfund program managers should consider RCRA's Results-Based Guidance when developing oversight plans with PRPs.

  4. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. Review and Oversight. Part I: Background and First Year Results. Part II: Public Policy Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.

    This report reviews the establishment and early performance of the comprehensive manpower system established by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The report is divided into two major sections. Part 1 examines the background and first year results of the CETA program. The legislative and programmatic antecedents to CETA are…

  5. Comprehensive Employment and Training Act. Review and Oversight. Part I: Background and First Year Results. Part II: Public Policy Issues.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC.

    This report reviews the establishment and early performance of the comprehensive manpower system established by the Comprehensive Employment and Training Act (CETA). The report is divided into two major sections. Part 1 examines the background and first year results of the CETA program. The legislative and programmatic antecedents to CETA are…

  6. 44 CFR 209.12 - Oversight and results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Oversight and results. 209.12 Section 209.12 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... projects after each future flood event in the affected area to monitor whether projects are resulting in...

  7. 44 CFR 209.12 - Oversight and results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... they deem appropriate. (c) Program results. The State will review the effectiveness of approved... expected savings. The State will report to us on program effectiveness after project completion and after... HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION ASSISTANCE § 209.12...

  8. 44 CFR 209.12 - Oversight and results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... they deem appropriate. (c) Program results. The State will review the effectiveness of approved... expected savings. The State will report to us on program effectiveness after project completion and after... HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION ASSISTANCE § 209.12...

  9. 44 CFR 209.12 - Oversight and results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... they deem appropriate. (c) Program results. The State will review the effectiveness of approved... expected savings. The State will report to us on program effectiveness after project completion and after... HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION ASSISTANCE § 209.12...

  10. 44 CFR 209.12 - Oversight and results.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... they deem appropriate. (c) Program results. The State will review the effectiveness of approved... expected savings. The State will report to us on program effectiveness after project completion and after... HOMELAND SECURITY DISASTER ASSISTANCE SUPPLEMENTAL PROPERTY ACQUISITION AND ELEVATION ASSISTANCE § 209.12...

  11. Job Training Partnership Act. Inadequate Oversight Leaves Program Vulnerable to Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement. Report to Congressional Requesters.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.

    An assessment was made of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA)'s vulnerability to waste, abuse, and mismanagement and the adequacy of federal, state, and local program oversight to prevent and detect such practices. The study examined JTPA activities in 2 federal regions, 6 states, and 12 service delivery areas, mostly for the program year…

  12. Better Planning and Oversight Could Have Reduced Construction Delays and Costs at the Kabul Military Training Center

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-10-26

    Representative CSTC-A Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan DNC Discrepancy and Non-Compliance DPW Department of Public Works ECC ECC...Discrepancy and Non-Compliance ( DNC ) log, stating that SIGAR Audit-12-2 Contractor Performance and Oversight / Kabul Military Training Center Page 15

  13. Job Corps Oversight Part II: Vocational Training Standards. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifth Congress, Second Session (July 29, 1998).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

    This congressional hearing continues the House's oversight of the Department of Labor's (DOL's) Job Corps program, focusing on the fourth element of successful job training, maintaining a vocational curriculum that reflects current and future job opportunities. It reviews findings of a General Accounting Office (GAO) study that found the program…

  14. Congressional Testimony: Ineffective Oversight of Purchase Cards Results in Inappropriate Purchases at EPA

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Statement of Janet Kasper Director, Contracts and Assistance Agreement Audits Office of Inspector General EPA Before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on Government Operations U.S. House of Representatives

  15. State Oversight of Commercial Driver-Training Schools in Virginia. House Document No. 5. Report of the Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission to the Governor and the General Assembly of Virginia.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Virginia State General Assembly, Richmond. Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission.

    In 1998, Virginia's Joint Legislative Audit and Review Commission (JLARC) was directed to evaluate the effectiveness of the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicle's (DMV's) oversight of commercial driver training schools (CDTS) in Virginia. The evaluation included the following research activities: mail surveys of DMV CDTS oversight staff and CDTS…

  16. Results of Computer Based Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1978

    This report compares the projected savings of using computer based training to conduct training for newly hired pilots to the results of that application. New Hire training, one of a number of programs conducted continuously at the United Airline Flight Operations Training Center, is designed to assure that any newly hired pilot will be able to…

  17. Results of Computer Based Training.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    1978

    This report compares the projected savings of using computer based training to conduct training for newly hired pilots to the results of that application. New Hire training, one of a number of programs conducted continuously at the United Airline Flight Operations Training Center, is designed to assure that any newly hired pilot will be able to…

  18. Training Yields Positive Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Reclaiming Children and Youth, 2002

    2002-01-01

    Because youth who are in residential facilities are sometimes dangerous to themselves or others, there are times when physical restraints must be used for the safety of both residents and staff. But the use of restraints is coming under increased scrutiny because of potential dangers. In this article facilities share how training can help reduce…

  19. DoD Needs to Improve Oversight of the Afghan National Police Training/Mentoring and Logistics Support Contract

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-06-25

    The EPM [Embedded Police Mentor] is either under-resourced or not motivated to answer the critical questions involved with aligning himself with...improvements, including restructuring the Embeddeu Police Mt::nlor ( EPM ) oversight efTorts tu improve command and control, increasing oversight...verification by reviewing each non- EPM audit submitted by a COR before forwarding 1he audi1s up the DCMA-A chain. Additiona lly, to aid in detem1ining the

  20. 7th Army LandWarNet Training and Readiness Oversight (TRO)

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-02-12

    15. SUBJECT TERMS 16. SECURITY CLASSIFICATION OF: 17. LIMITATION OF ABSTRACT SAR 18. NUMBER OF PAGES 47 19a. NAME OF RESPONSIBLE PERSON a...College (2003). He has a Masters of Arts in Telecommunications Management from Webster University. COL Tankins is currently attending the Air War...resources and equipment, personnel management , unit logistics, individual and unit training, readiness, mobilization, demobilization, discipline, and other

  1. Congressional Oversight

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2006-01-03

    well as practical purposes. John Stuart Mill , the British Utilitarian philosopher, insisted that oversight was the key feature of a meaningful...unclassified b. ABSTRACT unclassified c. THIS PAGE unclassified Standard Form 298 (Rev. 8-98) Prescribed by ANSI Std Z39-18 CRS-2 1 John Stuart ... Mill , Considerations on Representative Government (London: Parker, Son, and Bourn, 1861), p. 104. 2 Woodrow Wilson, Congressional Government (Boston

  2. Improved Pricing and Oversight Needed for the Afghan Air Force Pilot and English Language Training Task Order

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-09-30

    preferably in a digital file with backup, and that the contracting officer’s representative maintain copies of all inspections and performance records...technicel oversight representative. CSIC -A RESPONSE: Concur wj comment. The Principal Assistant Responsible for Contracting al the Program Executive

  3. Oversight Hearing on the Implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session (Los Angeles, California).

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This is a Congressional oversight hearing on the implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). Its purpose is to review the Los Angeles (LA) County JTPA program, with special focus on the policies driving the program. Testimony includes statements, prepared statements, letters, and supplemental materials from Congressmen, State…

  4. 20 CFR 627.475 - Oversight and monitoring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Oversight and monitoring. 627.475 Section 627.475 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL PROVISIONS... described in the job training plan. (2) The PIC shall exercise independent oversight over activities...

  5. Civil Military Programs. Stronger Oversight of the Innovative Readiness Training Program Needed for Better Compliance. Report to Congressional Committees.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. National Security and International Affairs Div.

    A study reviewed the U.S. Department of Defense's (DOD) training projects that support nondefense activity under its Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) Program. The report examines the following: extent, nature, and cost of civil military projects; consistency of DOD's guidance on the IRT Program with statutory requirements; conformity of…

  6. 20 CFR 634.5 - Federal oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LABOR MARKET INFORMATION PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE IV, PART E OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Comprehensive Labor Market Information System § 634.5 Federal oversight. The Secretary shall take such action as necessary to...

  7. 20 CFR 634.5 - Federal oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR LABOR MARKET INFORMATION PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE IV, PART E OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Comprehensive Labor Market Information System § 634.5 Federal oversight. The Secretary shall take such action as necessary to...

  8. 20 CFR 627.475 - Oversight and monitoring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... standards for PIC oversight responsibilities. The required PIC standards shall be included in the Governor's Coordination and Special Services Plan (GCSSP). (e)(1) The PIC, pursuant to standards established by the... described in the job training plan. (2) The PIC shall exercise independent oversight over activities...

  9. Military Education: Improved Oversight and Management Needed for DOD’s Fellowship and Training-with-Industry Programs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-04-01

    relevant DOD attorneys and received written responses to questions on DOD’s use of these authorities. For our second objective, we collected and...personnel23 to participate in two specific types of fellowships—legislative and interagency—are less explicit. According to OSD attorneys , DOD’s...For example, these attorneys noted that the secretaries of the military departments have the authority to train members of the military services

  10. Positive reinforcement training in rhesus macaques-training progress as a result of training frequency.

    PubMed

    Fernström, A-L; Fredlund, H; Spångberg, M; Westlund, K

    2009-05-01

    Positive reinforcement training (PRT) efficiency was examined as a function of training frequency in 33 pair- or triple-housed female rhesus macaques. The animals were trained three times a week, once a day or twice a day, using PRT and a clicker as a secondary reinforcer. All animals were trained on 30 sessions, with an average of 5 min per training session per animal. The behaviors, trained in succession, were Targeting (reliably touching and following a Target); Collaborating (dominant animals allowing subordinates to train while stationing); Box-training (accepting being enclosed in a small compartment while responding to Target training) and initial Injection training.Fulfilled criteria for Targeting were obtained in 32/33 animals in a median of nine training sessions. Collaboration was obtained in 27/33 animals in a median of 15 training sessions. However, only four animals completed Box-training during the 30 training sessions and started Injection training. When comparing training success in terms of number of training sessions, training twice a day was less efficient than the other two treatments. In terms of daily progress, our results suggest that from a management perspective, daily training is more conducive to quick training success than thrice weekly training. In addition, in this study no further advantages could be gained from training twice a day.

  11. Afghan National Security Forces: Despite Reported Successes, Concerns Remain about Literacy Program Results, Contract Oversight, Transition, and Sustainment

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-01-01

    of students listed on class rosters with course graduation rosters and their assigned units’ personnel lists. The contracts also do not adequately...for classes held for as little as 2 hours a month and for multiple classes at one site that could have been combined into one class. External factors ...wasted funds, limited effectiveness of the training program, and negatively affect its transfer to the Afghan government. Basic Dari

  12. SAPHIRE 8 Software Quality Assurance Oversight

    SciTech Connect

    Kurt G. Vedros

    2011-09-01

    The software quality assurance oversight consists of updating and maintaining revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 quality assurance program documentation and of monitoring revision control of the SAPHIRE 8 source code. This report summarizes the oversight efforts through description of the revision control system (RCS) setup, operation and contents. Documents maintained under revision control include the Acceptance Test Plan (ATP), Configuration Management Plan, Quality Assurance Plan, Software Project Plan, Requirements Traceability Matrix (RTM), System Test Plan, SDP Interface Training Manual, and the SAPHIRE 8, 'New Features and Capabilities Overview'.

  13. Computerized Script Training for Aphasia: Preliminary Results

    PubMed Central

    Cherney, Leora R.; Halper, Anita S.; Holland, Audrey L.; Cole, Ron

    2009-01-01

    Purpose This article describes computer software that was developed specifically for training conversational scripts and illustrates its use with three individuals with aphasia. Methods Three participants with chronic aphasia (Broca’s, Wernicke’s and anomic) were assessed before and after nine weeks of a computer script training program. For each participant, three individualized scripts were developed, recorded on the software, and practiced sequentially at home. Weekly meetings with the speech-language pathologist occurred to monitor practice and assess progress. Baseline and post-treatment scripts were audio-taped, transcribed, and compared to the target scripts for content, grammatical productivity and rate of production of script-related words. Interviews with the person with aphasia and their significant other were conducted at the conclusion of treatment. Results All measures (content, grammatical productivity and rate of production of script-related words) improved for each participant on every script. Two participants gained more than five points on the Aphasia Quotient of the Western Aphasia Battery. Five positive themes were consistently identified from the exit interviews - increased verbal communication, improvements in other modalities and situations, communication changes noticed by others, increased confidence, and satisfaction with the software. Conclusion Computer-based script training potentially may be an effective intervention for persons with chronic aphasia. PMID:18230811

  14. 20 CFR 637.305 - Federal monitoring and oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Federal monitoring and oversight. 637.305 Section 637.305 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE V OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Additional Title V Administrative Standards...

  15. 20 CFR 627.475 - Oversight and monitoring.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ....475 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR GENERAL PROVISIONS... requirements for oversight; (3) Determines whether the Job Training Plan shall be disapproved consistent with... all areas of SDA and SSG operations are monitored onsite regularly, but not less than once annually...

  16. 20 CFR 637.305 - Federal monitoring and oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Federal monitoring and oversight. 637.305 Section 637.305 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE V OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Additional Title V Administrative Standards...

  17. 20 CFR 637.305 - Federal monitoring and oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 3 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Federal monitoring and oversight. 637.305 Section 637.305 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE V OF THE JOB TRAINING PARTNERSHIP ACT Additional Title V Administrative Standards...

  18. Raising Quality through Training: National Training Survey Results and Recommendations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Smith, Linda K.

    2007-01-01

    Child Care Resource and Referral agencies (CCR&Rs) are one of the major vehicles in the United States for providing training to child care providers. The quality of care children receive in child care settings is due, in large part, to the effectiveness of the training child care providers receive from CCR&Rs and other community…

  19. 50 CFR 402.34 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED Counterpart Regulations for Implementing the National Fire Plan § 402.34 Oversight. (a) Through the periodic program evaluation set forth in the ACA, the Service will determine... the results of the periodic program evaluation described in the ACA to recommend changes to the...

  20. 50 CFR 402.34 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED Counterpart Regulations for Implementing the National Fire Plan § 402.34 Oversight. (a) Through the periodic program evaluation set forth in the ACA, the Service will determine... the results of the periodic program evaluation described in the ACA to recommend changes to the...

  1. 50 CFR 402.34 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED Counterpart Regulations for Implementing the National Fire Plan § 402.34 Oversight. (a) Through the periodic program evaluation set forth in the ACA, the Service will determine... the results of the periodic program evaluation described in the ACA to recommend changes to the...

  2. 50 CFR 402.34 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED Counterpart Regulations for Implementing the National Fire Plan § 402.34 Oversight. (a) Through the periodic program evaluation set forth in the ACA, the Service will determine... the results of the periodic program evaluation described in the ACA to recommend changes to the...

  3. 50 CFR 402.34 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... ACT OF 1973, AS AMENDED Counterpart Regulations for Implementing the National Fire Plan § 402.34 Oversight. (a) Through the periodic program evaluation set forth in the ACA, the Service will determine... the results of the periodic program evaluation described in the ACA to recommend changes to the...

  4. Moving from Oversight to Insight.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    DeBard, Robert; Peck, Kelli D.

    2000-01-01

    Discussion of planning for change in higher education centers on premise that successful planning requires faculty to assume responsibility for outcomes rather than remaining guardians of the oversight process. Considers governance as oversight, governance based on joint responsibility, putting structure into responsibility planning, governance as…

  5. How to Measure Results of Sales Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hahne, C. E.

    1977-01-01

    Describes the development of a training program for salespeople (trainees and managers) called Dimensional Sales Training (DST). It is noted that DST is designed to increase sales, build skills, and improve performance, while providing a systematic process of collecting data for measuring program effectiveness. (EM)

  6. How to Measure Results of Sales Training

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Hahne, C. E.

    1977-01-01

    Describes the development of a training program for salespeople (trainees and managers) called Dimensional Sales Training (DST). It is noted that DST is designed to increase sales, build skills, and improve performance, while providing a systematic process of collecting data for measuring program effectiveness. (EM)

  7. Training Researchers To Commercialize Research Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    van der Sijde, P. C.; Cuyvers, R.

    2003-01-01

    A training course was designed to prepare researchers for research commercialization for researchers. It introduces concepts involved in the publishing of knowledge such as protection of intellectual property, spin-off companies, and working with commercial companies. (JOW)

  8. Training Delivers Results to Federal Express.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Galagan, Patricia A.

    1991-01-01

    Federal Express uses Service Quality Indicators to measure customer satisfaction and innovative training methods such as an interactive video network, pay-for-performance/pay-for-knowledge, and a Leadership Evaluation and Awareness Process. (SK)

  9. FDA pharmaceutical quality oversight.

    PubMed

    Yu, Lawrence X; Woodcock, Janet

    2015-08-01

    The launch of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) Office of Pharmaceutical Quality (OPQ) is a milestone in FDA's efforts to assure that quality medicines are available to the American public. As a new super-office within CDER, OPQ is strategically organized to streamline regulatory processes, advance regulatory standards, align areas of expertise, and originate surveillance of drug quality. Supporting these objectives will be an innovative and systematic approach to product quality knowledge management and informatics. Concerted strategies will bring parity to the oversight of innovator and generic drugs as well as domestic and international facilities. OPQ will promote and encourage the adoption of emerging pharmaceutical technology to enhance pharmaceutical quality and potentially reinvigorate the pharmaceutical manufacturing sector in the United States. With a motto of "One Quality Voice," OPQ embodies the closer integration of review, inspection, surveillance, policy, and research for the purpose of strengthening pharmaceutical quality on a global scale.

  10. 12 CFR 1273.4 - FHFA oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 10 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false FHFA oversight. 1273.4 Section 1273.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS OFFICE OF FINANCE § 1273.4 FHFA oversight. (a) Oversight and enforcement actions. FHFA shall have such oversight authority over the OF,...

  11. 12 CFR 1273.4 - FHFA oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 9 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false FHFA oversight. 1273.4 Section 1273.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE AGENCY FEDERAL HOME LOAN BANKS OFFICE OF FINANCE § 1273.4 FHFA oversight. (a) Oversight and enforcement actions. FHFA shall have such oversight authority over the OF, the...

  12. Report: EPA's Financial Oversight of Superfund State Contracts Needs Improvement

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #16-P-0217, June 27, 2016. With improved financial oversight, the EPA may manage SSCs more effectively, report results more accurately, and increase the availability of funds for cleanups protecting public health.

  13. Flying Training Capacity Model: Initial Results

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2005-06-21

    numbers by base • FTRAP model is not versatile • Excel spreadsheets based on corporate knowledge • Requires flying training subject matter expert ( SME ... IFR & VFR operations • Capacity given in terms of runway operations per year • AETC Capacity Metrics - Graduates • Based on sortie generation • Consider...Pilots (IPs) from each course • Airspace capacities from base operations SMEs • Runway capacities • Military Operating Area capacities (including aux

  14. Leadership Perceptions of Results and Return on Investment Training Evaluations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Preston, Kevin F.

    2010-01-01

    This study sought to validate whether the literature on high level training evaluation (level four results and level five return on investment) accurately reflected the expectations of organizational leaders regarding training evaluation reports. The researcher was interested in what high level training evaluation was being conducted at…

  15. A Guide to Strategically Planning Training and Measuring Results.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Office of Personnel Management, Washington, DC.

    A four-step approach to implementing a training program and measuring results for government agencies was developed in response to an executive order to federal agencies to provide effective training and performance measures in their annual budgets. Step one is the analysis of established goals to identify training requirements. Suggested…

  16. Leadership Perceptions of Results and Return on Investment Training Evaluations

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Preston, Kevin F.

    2010-01-01

    This study sought to validate whether the literature on high level training evaluation (level four results and level five return on investment) accurately reflected the expectations of organizational leaders regarding training evaluation reports. The researcher was interested in what high level training evaluation was being conducted at…

  17. Military Education: Improved Oversight and Management Needed for DOD's Fellowship and Training-with-Industry Programs. Report to Congressional Committees. GAO-12-367

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Farrell, Brenda S.

    2012-01-01

    The Department of Defense (DOD), which includes the military services, selects mid- to upper-career-level military officers to participate in fellowship and training-with-industry programs conducted at non-DOD organizations such as universities, think tanks, private corporations, federal agencies, and Congress. For some fellowships, the military…

  18. 5 CFR 330.711 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT (GENERAL) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan for Displaced Employees § 330.711 Oversight. OPM is responsible for oversight of the Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan for...

  19. Gene therapy oversight: lessons for nanobiotechnology.

    PubMed

    Wolf, Susan M; Gupta, Rishi; Kohlhepp, Peter

    2009-01-01

    Oversight of human gene transfer research ("gene therapy") presents an important model with potential application to oversight of nanobiology research on human participants. Gene therapy oversight adds centralized federal review at the National Institutes of Health's Office of Biotechnology Activities and its Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee to standard oversight of human subjects research at the researcher's institution (by the Institutional Review Board and, for some research, the Institutional Biosafety Committee) and at the federal level by the Office for Human Research Protections. The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research oversees human gene transfer research in parallel, including approval of protocols and regulation of products. This article traces the evolution of this dual oversight system; describes how the system is already addressing nanobiotechnology in gene transfer: evaluates gene therapy oversight based on public opinion, the literature, and preliminary expert elicitation; and offers lessons of the gene therapy oversight experience for oversight of nanobiotechnology.

  20. 12 CFR 370.10 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight. 370.10 Section 370.10 Banks and... LIQUIDITY GUARANTEE PROGRAM § 370.10 Oversight. (a) Participating entities are subject to the FDIC's oversight regarding compliance with the terms of the temporary liquidity guarantee program. (b)...

  1. 14 CFR 1203b.108 - Management oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Management oversight. 1203b.108 Section... AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY NASA SECURITY FORCE PERSONNEL § 1203b.108 Management oversight. (a) The Administrator shall establish a committee to exercise management oversight over the implementation of arrest...

  2. 12 CFR 370.10 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Oversight. 370.10 Section 370.10 Banks and... LIQUIDITY GUARANTEE PROGRAM § 370.10 Oversight. (a) Participating entities are subject to the FDIC's oversight regarding compliance with the terms of the temporary liquidity guarantee program. (b) A...

  3. 12 CFR 370.10 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Oversight. 370.10 Section 370.10 Banks and... LIQUIDITY GUARANTEE PROGRAM § 370.10 Oversight. (a) Participating entities are subject to the FDIC's oversight regarding compliance with the terms of the temporary liquidity guarantee program. (b) A...

  4. 12 CFR 370.10 - Oversight.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Oversight. 370.10 Section 370.10 Banks and... LIQUIDITY GUARANTEE PROGRAM § 370.10 Oversight. (a) Participating entities are subject to the FDIC's oversight regarding compliance with the terms of the temporary liquidity guarantee program. (b) A...

  5. 12 CFR 370.10 - Oversight.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Oversight. 370.10 Section 370.10 Banks and... LIQUIDITY GUARANTEE PROGRAM § 370.10 Oversight. (a) Participating entities are subject to the FDIC's oversight regarding compliance with the terms of the temporary liquidity guarantee program. (b) A...

  6. 14 CFR 1203b.108 - Management oversight.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Management oversight. 1203b.108 Section... AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY NASA SECURITY FORCE PERSONNEL § 1203b.108 Management oversight. (a) The Administrator shall establish a committee to exercise management oversight over the implementation of...

  7. Employee Post-Training Behaviour and Performance: Evaluating the Results of the Training Process

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    Diamantidis, Anastasios D.; Chatzoglou, Prodromos D.

    2014-01-01

    Despite the fact that firms invest in training, there is considerable evidence to show that training programmes often fail to achieve the intended result of improving worker and organization performance. The purpose of this paper is to examine the medium- to long-term effects of training programmes on firms by means of an integrated research model…

  8. Employee Post-Training Behaviour and Performance: Evaluating the Results of the Training Process

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    Diamantidis, Anastasios D.; Chatzoglou, Prodromos D.

    2014-01-01

    Despite the fact that firms invest in training, there is considerable evidence to show that training programmes often fail to achieve the intended result of improving worker and organization performance. The purpose of this paper is to examine the medium- to long-term effects of training programmes on firms by means of an integrated research model…

  9. A qualitative phenomenological study: Enhanced, risk-based FAA oversight on part 145 maintenance practices

    NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

    Sheehan, Bryan G.

    The purpose of this qualitative phenomenological study was to examine the phenomenon of enhanced, risk-based Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) oversight of Part 145 repair stations that performed aircraft maintenance for Part 121 air carriers between 2007 and 2014 in Oklahoma. Specifically, this research was utilized to explore what operational changes have occurred in the domestic Part 145 repair station industry such as variations in management or hiring practices, training, recordkeeping and technical data, inventory and aircraft parts supply-chain logistics, equipment, and facilities. After interviewing 12 managers from Part 145 repair stations in Oklahoma, six major theme codes emerged from the data: quality of oversight before 2007, quality of oversight after 2007, advantages of oversight, disadvantages of oversight, status quo of oversight, and process improvement . Of those six major theme codes, 17 subthemes appeared from the data that were used to explain the phenomenon of enhanced oversight in the Part 145 repair station industry. Forty-two percent of the participants indicated a weak FAA oversight system that has hindered the continuous process improvement program in their repair stations. Some of them were financially burdened after hiring additional full-time quality assurance inspectors to specifically manage enhanced FAA oversight. Notwithstanding, the participants of the study indicated that the FAA must apply its surveillance on a more standardized and consistent basis. They want to see this standardization in how FAA inspectors interpret regulations and practice the same quality of oversight for all repair stations, particularly those that are repeat violators and fail to comply with federal aviation regulations. They believed that when the FAA enforces standardization on a consistent basis, repair stations can become more efficient and safer in the performance of their scope of work for the U.S. commercial air transportation industry.

  10. Alertness-training in neglect: behavioral and imaging results.

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    Sturm, W; Thimm, M; Küst, J; Karbe, H; Fink, G R

    2006-01-01

    It has been proposed that the right hemisphere alerting network co-activates, either directly or via the brainstem, the spatial attention system in the parietal cortex. The observation that measures of impaired alertness and sustained attention can be used to predict the outcome of neglect might suggest such a relationship, too. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effects of alertness training on hemispatial neglect. A three-week computerised alertness training was applied to patients with chronic (> 3 months) stable visuospatial hemineglect. Training effects were investigated both in a single case and in a group of 7 patients by means of neuropsychological tests and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). After the training, the patients showed a significant improvement in a neglect test battery above any natural fluctuation during a three-week baseline phase. Improvements in the neglect tasks were accompanied by an increase of both right and left hemisphere frontal, anterior cingulate and superior parietal activation, areas known to be associated with both alertness and spatial attention. Four weeks after the end of the training, the patients' neglect test performance had mostly returned to baseline. Despite decreases of activation in some of the initially reactivated areas, increases in neural activity bilaterally in frontal areas, in the right anterior cingulate cortex, the right angular gyrus and in the left temporoparietal cortex remained. An Optokinetic Stimulation Training (OKS) in a control group of another 7 neglect patients led to comparable behavioral results. After the training, however, there was a reactivation mainly in posterior parts of both hemispheres suggesting training specific functional reorganization. The limited stability of the behavioral and reactivation results over time demonstrates that a three-week alertness or OKS training alone does not result in long lasting behavioral improvements and stable reactivation

  11. Oversight--Job Training Partnership Act. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Employment and Productivity of the Committee on Labor and Human Resources, United States Senate, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session on Oversight on Problems Encountered in the Implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act (Jackson, Mississippi).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources.

    This Congressional report contains prepared statements presented at a hearing held in Mississippi to assess local and statewide implementation of the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA). The focus of the hearing was on state-level administration and assessment of the program, strategies for linking education and training systems, and employers and…

  12. Vision, Training Hours, and Road Testing Results in Bioptic Drivers

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    Dougherty, Bradley E.; Flom, Roanne E.; Bullimore, Mark A.; Raasch, Thomas W.

    2015-01-01

    Purpose Bioptic telescopic spectacles (BTS) can be used by people with central visual acuity that does not meet the state standards to obtain an unrestricted driver’s license. The purpose of this study was to examine the relationships among visual and demographic factors, training hours, and the results of road testing for bioptic drivers. Methods A retrospective study of patients who received an initial daylight bioptic examination at the Ohio State University and subsequently received a bioptic license was conducted. Data were collected on vision including visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and visual field. Hours of driver training and results of Highway Patrol road testing were extracted from records. Relationships among vision, training hours, and road testing were analyzed. Results Ninety-seven patients who completed a vision examination between 2004 and 2008 and received daylight licensure with BTS were included. Results of the first Highway Patrol road test were available for 74 patients. The median interquartile range (IQR) hours of training prior to road testing was 21±17 hours, (range of 9 to 75 hours). Candidates without previous licensure were younger (p< 0.001) and had more documented training (p< 0.001). Lack of previous licensure and more training were significantly associated with having failed a portion of the Highway Patrol test and points deducted on the road test. Conclusions New bioptic drivers without previous non-bioptic driving experience required more training and performed more poorly on road testing for licensure than those who had previous non-bioptic licensure. No visual factor was predictive of road testing results after adjustment for previous experience. The hours of training received remained predictive of road testing outcome even with adjustment for previous experience. These results suggest that previous experience and trainer assessments should be investigated as potential predictors of road safety in bioptic drivers in

  13. Oversight Hearing on the Montgomery GI Bill. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Education, Training and Employment of the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, House of Representatives, One Hundred First Congress, Second Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.

    This document reports the oral and written testimony of congressional representatives, officers of the branches of the active and reserve armed services, and college veterans' affairs officials on changes that need to be made to veterans' benefits. The testimony was given at a July 1990 House of Representatives oversight hearing on the Montgomery…

  14. Developing U.S. oversight strategies for nanobiotechnology: learning from past oversight experiences.

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    Paradise, Jordan; Wolf, Susan M; Kuzma, Jennifer; Kuzhabekova, Aliya; Tisdale, Alison W; Kokkoli, Efrosini; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy

    2009-01-01

    The emergence of nanotechnology, and specifically nanobiotechnology, raises major oversight challenges. In the United States, government, industry, and researchers are debating what oversight approaches are most appropriate. Among the federal agencies already embroiled in discussion of oversight approaches are the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Agriculture (USDA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and National Institutes of Health (NIH). All can learn from assessment of the successes and failures of past oversight efforts aimed at emerging technologies. This article reports on work funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) aimed at learning the lessons of past oversight efforts. The article offers insights that emerge from comparing five oversight case studies that examine oversight of genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) in the food supply, pharmaceuticals, medical devices, chemicals in the workplace, and gene therapy. Using quantitative and qualitative analysis, the authors present a new way of evaluating oversight.

  15. The New Research Ethic: Will Oversight Requirements Sink Forensic Research?

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    Candilis, Philip J.; Arikan, Rasim; Noone, Sheila B.; Holzer, Jacob C.

    2010-01-01

    The conduct of research with human participants is facing increased scrutiny from government, media, and academic sources. Research oversight is consequently increasing dramatically as education and accreditation movements gain momentum. Institutional review boards themselves are undergoing significant changes in organization and accountability, implementing new tools to monitor investigator compliance. This article describes the causes of recent calls for increased scrutiny, the resulting trends in research oversight, and the general lack of preparation for increased costs in the public sector. These are costs which will be felt acutely in the forensic setting as diminishing state budgets affect hospital, university, and correctional institutions. PMID:16186201

  16. Notification: Evaluation of the Adequacy of EPA’s Oversight of State Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act Programs

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY14-0007, June 19, 2014. Our updated objective is to determine how the EPA's state oversight ensures the quality of state-performed Worker Protection Standard inspections and Certification and Training inspections.

  17. American Society of Clinical Oncology policy statement: oversight of clinical research.

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    2003-06-15

    Well-publicized lapses in the review or implementation of clinical research studies have raised public questions about the integrity of the clinical research process. Public trust in the integrity of research is critical not only for funding and participation in clinical trials but also for confidence in the treatments that result from the trials. The questions raised by these unfortunate cases pose an important opportunity to reassess the clinical trials oversight system to ensure the integrity of clinical research and the safety of those who enroll in clinical trials. Since its inception, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has worked for the advancement of cancer treatments through clinical research and to help patients gain prompt access to scientifically excellent and ethically unimpeachable clinical trials. As an extension of its mission, ASCO is affirming with this policy statement the critical importance of a robust review and oversight system to ensure that clinical trials participants give fully informed consent and that their safety is a top priority. Ensuring the integrity of research cannot be stressed enough because of its seminal connection to the advancement of clinical cancer treatment. The overall goal of this policy is to enhance public trust in the cancer clinical trials process. To achieve this, the following elements are essential: 1. Ensure safety precautions for clinical trial participants and their fully informed consent. 2. Ensure the validity and integrity of scientific research. 3. Enhance the educational training of clinical scientists and research staff to ensure the highest standards of research conduct. 4. Promote accountability and responsibility among all those involved in clinical research (not just those serving on institutional review boards [IRBs], but also institutional officials, researchers, sponsors, and participants) and ensure support for an effective oversight process. 5. Enhance the professional and public

  18. Development and interim results of a clinical research training fellowship.

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    Gordon, S M; Dionne, R A

    2007-08-01

    While the ability to base clinical training and patient care on scientific evidence is highly dependent on the results of translational and clinical research, a shortage of trained clinical investigators delays advances upon which to base evidence-based therapeutics. In response to this perceived shortage, a clinical research training program was developed in the Division of Intramural Research at the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as a prototype for training health professionals in clinical research methodologies and their application to oral-craniofacial problems. All but one of the trainees initiated at least one clinical trial leading to a scientific publication. Of eleven fellows, ten completed the program with diverse outcomes: four trainees have entry-level academic or equivalent research positions; three trainees continued on to Ph.D. programs; one is completing a postdoctoral fellowship combined with clinical specialty training; one is completing a clinical residency; and two are in clinical practice. Six of the trainees received NIH funding, or the equivalent, in the NIH Intramural Research Program. These outcomes suggest that a program focused on translational and clinical research training is a successful strategy for improving the future supply of clinical researchers to support evidence-based practices and therapeutic innovation.

  19. Expectations for Endoscopic Training During Gynaecological Specialty Training - Results of a Germany-wide Survey.

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    Gabriel, L; Solomayer, E; Schott, S; Heesen, A von; Radosa, J; Wallwiener, D; Rimbach, S; Juhasz-Böss, I

    2016-12-01

    Question: Endoscopy is an integral part of surgical gynaecology and is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring adequate gynaecological training in the context of specialty training in general. At present, little is known about the expectations and notions of young junior doctors with respect to endoscopic training. For this reason, junior doctors throughout Germany were surveyed on this topic and asked to share their opinions. Methods: Using an anonymized standardized survey, the following information was elicited: importance of endoscopic training, willingness to take courses, expectations for instructors and the hospital, ideas about the number of required operations, both as a surgical assistant and as a surgeon, as well as satisfaction with the current status of training. The questionnaires were sent via the Young Forum (Junges Forum) of the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) and the newsletter of the Working Group for Gynaecological Endoscopy (AGE). Results: The evaluation of the study was based on 109 completed questionnaires. The resident junior doctors were 31 years old on average and were in their third to fourth year of their specialty training on average. The majority of the participants (87 %) considered the learning of endoscopic techniques to be very important and advocated regular participation in endoscopy training courses. Among the participants, 48 % were prepared to invest up to €1500 of their own funds to attend courses up to twice a year during the entire specialty training period. The expectations of the instructors and institutions focused on technical expertise, the willingness and time for teaching and on the number and range of surgical procedures, followed by being granted leave for the courses and having costs covered for the courses. Thirty-eight per cent stated that their expectations had been completely or mostly met and 62 % said they had been met in part or inadequately. Eighty-three per cent of

  20. Expectations for Endoscopic Training During Gynaecological Specialty TrainingResults of a Germany-wide Survey

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    Gabriel, L.; Solomayer, E.; Schott, S.; Heesen, A. von; Radosa, J.; Wallwiener, D.; Rimbach, S.; Juhasz-Böss, I.

    2016-01-01

    Question: Endoscopy is an integral part of surgical gynaecology and is playing an increasingly important role in ensuring adequate gynaecological training in the context of specialty training in general. At present, little is known about the expectations and notions of young junior doctors with respect to endoscopic training. For this reason, junior doctors throughout Germany were surveyed on this topic and asked to share their opinions. Methods: Using an anonymized standardized survey, the following information was elicited: importance of endoscopic training, willingness to take courses, expectations for instructors and the hospital, ideas about the number of required operations, both as a surgical assistant and as a surgeon, as well as satisfaction with the current status of training. The questionnaires were sent via the Young Forum (Junges Forum) of the German Society of Gynaecology and Obstetrics (DGGG) and the newsletter of the Working Group for Gynaecological Endoscopy (AGE). Results: The evaluation of the study was based on 109 completed questionnaires. The resident junior doctors were 31 years old on average and were in their third to fourth year of their specialty training on average. The majority of the participants (87 %) considered the learning of endoscopic techniques to be very important and advocated regular participation in endoscopy training courses. Among the participants, 48 % were prepared to invest up to €1500 of their own funds to attend courses up to twice a year during the entire specialty training period. The expectations of the instructors and institutions focused on technical expertise, the willingness and time for teaching and on the number and range of surgical procedures, followed by being granted leave for the courses and having costs covered for the courses. Thirty-eight per cent stated that their expectations had been completely or mostly met and 62 % said they had been met in part or inadequately. Eighty-three per cent of

  1. 7 CFR 1290.9 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... project(s). (3) How the goals of each project were achieved. (4) Results, conclusions, and lessons learned... CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM § 1290.9 Reporting and oversight requirements. (a) An annual performance...)” (SF-269 “Financial Status Report (Long Form)” if the project(s) had program income) is required within...

  2. Pedestrian fatalities resulting from train-person collisions.

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    Sousa, Sérgio; Santos, Liliana; Dinis-Oliveira, Ricardo Jorge; Magalhães, Teresa; Santos, Agostinho

    2015-01-01

    Train-person collisions have a significant impact in our society, due to their negative economic and psychological effects. This work aims to study fatalities resulting from train-person collisions in Portugal. A retrospective study was conducted based on the analysis of autopsy reports related to train-person fatalities performed in the North Branch of the National Institute of Legal Medicine and Forensic Sciences. Suicide was responsible for most of the cases, and males were more often involved in train-person collisions than females. Victims, between 40 and 59 years old, were found to be involved in a high percentage (39%) of the cases, and people older than 65 accounted for a significant percentage (40%) of the accidents. No seasonality was observed in suicide cases, but a decrease in accident numbers was registered in summer. Regarding weekday and time of day, afternoon and non-rush hour were the times when most suicides were observed, whereas accidents did not showed a specific weekday or time of day, except for rush hour, during which they were more frequent. Alcohol-positive blood analysis accounting for 25% of the cases. Differences from other European studies were found, which may be related to the different cultures of the countries/regions, as well as to the differences in the railway systems. More extensive studies must be performed in order to develop strategies to prevent train-person collisions.

  3. ANALYSIS RESULTS FOR BUILDING 241 702-AZ A TRAIN

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    DUNCAN JB; FRYE JM; COOKE CA; LI SW; BROCKMAN FJ

    2006-12-13

    This report presents the analyses results for three samples obtained under RPP-PLAN-28509, Sampling and Analysis Plan for Building 241 702-AZ A Train. The sampling and analysis was done in response to problem evaluation request number PER-2004-6139, 702-AZ Filter Rooms Need Radiological Cleanup Efforts.

  4. Charter School Oversight: The New Frontier

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    Farland, Stephanie Medrano

    2011-01-01

    Some areas of charter school oversight are easy to overlook. This article provides a few practical tips for ensuring that legal and moral obligations are met and charter schools are "delivering the goods." Effective charter oversight takes time and diligence. As many districts know, closing or not renewing a charter school can be painful…

  5. Restart oversight assessment of Hanford 242-A evaporator: Summary report

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    Not Available

    1994-08-01

    This report summarizes a January 17--28, 1994, oversight assessment of restart activities for the 242-A Evaporator at the US Department of Energy`s (DOE`s) Hanford Site about 25 miles northeast of Hanford, Washington. The assessment was conducted by qualified staff and consultants from the DOE Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH). Its focus was the readiness of the facility for the resumption of safe operations, in particular those operations involved in the treatment and disposal of condensate from the evaporation of liquid radioactive waste, a key element of the tank waste remediation project administered by the DOE Richland Operations Office (DOE-RL). Overall, the assessment yielded eight programmatic concerns, supported by 38 individual findings. Of the concerns, four have already been closed, and the other four have been resolved. Results pointed up strengths in management and engineering design, as well as effective support of facility training programs by the management and operating contractor, Westinghouse Hanford Company (WHC). Weaknesses were evident, however, in conduct of operations, maintenance, and radiological practices. Furthermore, problems in the submittal and approval of Compliance Schedule Approvals--that is, WHC documentation of the status of compliance with DOE orders--were indicative of a programmatic breakdown in the DOE Order compliance process. According to the results of this assessment, there are no safety and health issues that would preclude or delay restart of the evaporator.

  6. Irisin and exercise training in humans - results from a randomized controlled training trial.

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    Hecksteden, Anne; Wegmann, Melissa; Steffen, Anke; Kraushaar, Jochen; Morsch, Arne; Ruppenthal, Sandra; Kaestner, Lars; Meyer, Tim

    2013-11-05

    remained non-significant. A training-induced increase in circulating irisin could not be confirmed, calling into question its proposed involvement in health-related training effects. Because frozen samples are prone to irisin degradation over time, positive results from uncontrolled trials might exclusively reflect the longer storage of samples from initial tests.

  7. Commentary: Emerging technologies oversight: research, regulation, and commercialization.

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    Johnson, Robbin

    2009-01-01

    This paper reviews the paper by Kuzma, Najmaie, and Larson that looks at what can be learned from the experience with genetically engineered organisms for oversight of emerging technologies more generally. That paper identifies key attributes of a good oversight system: promoting innovation, ensuring safety, identifying benefits, assessing costs, and doing so all while building public confidence. In commenting on that analysis, this paper suggests that looking at "oversight" in three phases - research and development, regulatory review, and market acceptance - can help to determine when certain of these attributes should take precedence over others and how to structure remedies when an error occurs. The result is an approach that is precautionary with respect to research and development, prudent and open to public input in the regulatory review stage, and purposefully persuasive once market acceptability is at stake, with remedies that are risk-containing in the first phase, risk-managing in the second, and risk-assuaging in the third. Combining the key attributes with the idea of three phases can help attune oversight to society's needs.

  8. Effect of Intensive Physician Oversight on a Prehospital Rapid Sequence Induction Program

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    Cushman, Jeremy T.; Hettinger, A. Zachary; Farney, Aaron; Shah, Manish N.

    2010-01-01

    Objective To examine the effects of adding close concurrent and retrospective physician oversight, consistent with NAEMSP recommendations, to an existing regional prehospital rapid sequence induction (RSI) program. Methods This study involved a retrospective cohort of patients receiving RSI between January 1st, 2004 and July 31st, 2008. On January 1st, 2007 an updated program including additional concurrent and retrospective physician oversight, increased RSI specific continuing medical education, and cadaver lab training was implemented. Study patients were divided into pre- (1) and post- (2) intervention groups based on date of medical care. Data regarding baseline characteristics, airway management, medication usage, and performance factors were compared between groups. A retrospective review by two EMS physicians assessed if the RSI was “clearly indicated” based on a predetermined set of criteria Results There were 109 RSIs performed in Group 1, and 54 in Group 2. Absolute increases in the use of both BLS (5%, p=0.02) and ALS (41%, p=0.001) airway techniques were observed. Increases in post-intubation administration of midazolam (30%, p=0.001) and morphine (24%, p=0.001), and decrease for vecuronium (−28%, p=0.001) were observed. The intubation success rate (92 vs. 94%) and frequency of recognized esophageal ETT placement (5 vs. 6%) were not statistically different. The number of unrecognized esophageal ETT placements remained zero. Physician chart review demonstrated an absolute increase in “clearly indicated” RSIs (17%, p=0.013). Conclusions Close concurrent and retrospective physician oversight consistent with recommendations from the National Association of EMS Physicians is associated with improved cognitive skills in paramedics, including appropriate patient selection for RSI. Further research is warranted to validate this model and optimize where resources are best used to enhance patient safety and improve clinical management for this

  9. Prioritizing Training To Maximize Results: The 3 Box System.

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    Kearns, Paul

    2003-01-01

    Considers fundamentals of effective training and focuses on the evaluation of training. Describes the 3 Box System, which provides a framework for discussing: (1) basic training needs and priorities; (2) added value training, including ROI (return on investment); evaluation; and (3) prioritizing training budgets. (LRW)

  10. Scientific Autonomy and Public Oversight.

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    Resnik, David B

    2008-06-01

    When scientific research collides with social values, science's right to self-governance becomes an issue of paramount concern. In this article, I develop an account of scientific autonomy within a framework of public oversight. I argue that scientific autonomy is justified because it promotes the progress of science, which benefits society, but that restrictions on autonomy can also be justified to prevent harm to people, society, or the environment, and to encourage beneficial research. I also distinguish between different ways of limiting scientific autonomy, and I argue that government involvement in scientific decision-making should usually occur through policies that control the process of science, rather than policies that control the content of science.

  11. Scientific Autonomy and Public Oversight

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    Resnik, David B.

    2009-01-01

    When scientific research collides with social values, science’s right to self-governance becomes an issue of paramount concern. In this article, I develop an account of scientific autonomy within a framework of public oversight. I argue that scientific autonomy is justified because it promotes the progress of science, which benefits society, but that restrictions on autonomy can also be justified to prevent harm to people, society, or the environment, and to encourage beneficial research. I also distinguish between different ways of limiting scientific autonomy, and I argue that government involvement in scientific decision-making should usually occur through policies that control the process of science, rather than policies that control the content of science. PMID:19777124

  12. 13 CFR 120.1005 - Bureau of PCLP Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Bureau of PCLP Oversight. 120.1005 Section 120.1005 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS Risk-Based Lender Oversight Supervision § 120.1005 Bureau of PCLP Oversight. SBA's Bureau of PCLP Oversight...

  13. Tennessee Oversight Agreement combined annual reports, May 13, 1991--May 12, 1993

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    1993-07-01

    The Tennessee Oversight Agreement provides independent oversight and monitoring of the Department of Energy`s activities on the Oak Ridge Reservation by the State. The agreement obligates the state to provide an annual report to DOE and for public distribution of the results of the DOE Oversight Division`s monitoring and analysis activities and its findings of the quality and effectiveness of the Department of Energy`s environmental monitoring and surveillance programs. The DOE Oversight Division`s first report will discuss the status of the entire oversight agreement for the first two years of its existence. The 1991--1993 combined annual reports include a short history of the Division, a list of the Tennessee Oversight Agreement commitments and a status report on each of DOE Oversight Division`s programs. Each Division program includes a descriptive status of its findings and recommendations. These findings and recommendations were also consolidated into a separate segment of the report (Chapter 7). Findings indicate there have been genuine successes in the areas of site access and data availability. More effort, however, is required in both of these areas before the state can verify that DOE and its contractors are meeting its obligations. Ambient surveillance monitoring by DOE is extensive. The DOE Oversight Division reviews this data to assure the state and its citizens that all areas of the environment are adequately protected by DOE operations. There is a noticeable lack of research and development in the technology for environmental remediation and radiological and mixed waste treatment, storage and disposal. The DOE Oversight Division`s recommendations for improvement are provided with each of the findings listed in this report.

  14. Workforce Training Results 1998. An Evaluation of Washington State's Workforce Training System.

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    Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

    This second biennial outcome evaluation analyzes results of nine programs in Washington's work force training system that account for approximately 90 percent of public spending and recommends areas for improvement. Findings are from: program records on over 65,000 individuals who left one of the programs during the 1995-96 school year; mail…

  15. Highly Realistic, Immersive Training for Navy Corpsmen: Preliminary Results

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-12-01

    to assess corpsmen participants’ satisfaction with highly realistic training. The study sample consisted of 434 male Navy service members attending...expressed high levels of satisfaction with the training overall and with several specific elements of the training. The element of the training that the...students’ satisfaction with the highly realistic, immersive training. We hypothesized that corpsmen would express a high level of satisfaction with

  16. [Testing results of telemechanic system controlling train operators wakefulness].

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    Serikov, V V; Zakrevskaia, A A; Zakharchenko, D V; Alpaev, D V; At'kova, E O

    2015-01-01

    Expert and instrumental assessment covered efficiency of telemechanic system controlling train operators wakefulness in simulation of real night travel, through special simulator complex "Locomotive operator cabin". The telemechanic system controlling train operators wakefulness, if exploited correctly, provides wakefulness of the train operators at the level sufficient for the effective work. That is supported by distribution of falling asleep cases in experiments with activated or deactivated telemechanic system controlling train operators wakefulness. The study proved efficiency of telemechanic system controlling train operators wakefulness.

  17. 46 CFR 503.53 - Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... provisions of Executive Order 13526 and directives of the Information Security Oversight Office. The program... and complaints concerning the Commission's information security program; (d) Recommend appropriate... FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION Information Security...

  18. 46 CFR 503.53 - Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... provisions of Executive Order 13526 and directives of the Information Security Oversight Office. The program... and complaints concerning the Commission's information security program; (d) Recommend appropriate... FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION Information Security...

  19. 46 CFR 503.53 - Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... provisions of Executive Order 13526 and directives of the Information Security Oversight Office. The program... and complaints concerning the Commission's information security program; (d) Recommend appropriate... FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION Information Security...

  20. 46 CFR 503.53 - Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION Information Security... provisions of Executive Order 12958 and directives of the Information Security Oversight Office. The program... and complaints concerning the Commission's information security program; (d) Recommend...

  1. 46 CFR 503.53 - Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... FEDERAL MARITIME COMMISSION GENERAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS PUBLIC INFORMATION Information Security... provisions of Executive Order 13526 and directives of the Information Security Oversight Office. The program... and complaints concerning the Commission's information security program; (d) Recommend appropriate...

  2. Oversight of the Liberian National Police

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2009-01-01

    establishing LNP oversight. The Emergency Response Unit ( ERU ), whose combat capabilities and roles differ from those of the rest of the LNP, needs special...also apply to the ERU . However, rules governing the use of force should be different, yet no less clear and consistently applied. Rather than having...separate oversight for the ERU , both the LCP and LIC should have explicit guidelines (and, possibly, subcommittees) govern- ing the ERU . It is

  3. Double Helical Gear Performance Results in High Speed Gear Trains

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    Handschuh, Robert F.; Ehinger, Ryan; Sinusas, Eric; Kilmain, Charles

    2010-01-01

    The operation of high speed gearing systems in the transmissions of tiltrotor aircraft has an effect on overall propulsion system efficiency. Recent work has focused on many aspects of high-speed helical gear trains as would be used in tiltrotor aircraft such as operational characteristics, comparison of analytical predictions to experimental data and the affect of superfinishing on transmission performance. Baseline tests of an aerospace quality system have been conducted in the NASA Glenn High-Speed Helical Gear Train Test Facility and have been described in earlier studies. These earlier tests had utilized single helical gears. The results that will be described in this study are those attained using double helical gears. This type of gear mesh can be configured in this facility to either pump the air-oil environment from the center gap between the meshing gears to the outside of tooth ends or in the reverse direction. Tests were conducted with both inward and outward air-oil pumping directions. Results are compared to the earlier baseline results of single helical gears.

  4. Double Helical Gear Performance Results in High Speed Gear Trains

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Handschuh, Robert F.; Ehinger, Ryan; Sinusas, Eric; Kilmain, Charles

    2009-01-01

    The operation of high speed gearing systems in the transmissions of tiltrotor aircraft has an effect on overall propulsion system efficiency. Recent work has focused on many aspects of high-speed helical gear trains as would be used in tiltrotor aircraft such as operational characteristics, comparison of analytical predictions to experimental data and the affect of superfinishing on transmission performance. Baseline tests of an aerospace quality system have been conducted in the NASA Glenn High-Speed Helical Gear Train Test Facility and have been described in earlier studies. These earlier tests had utilized single helical gears. The results that will be described in this study are those attained using double helical gears. This type of gear mesh can be configured in this facility to either pump the air-oil environment from the center gap between the meshing gears to the outside of tooth ends or in the reverse direction. Tests were conducted with both inward and outward air-oil pumping directions. Results are compared to the earlier baseline results of single helical gears.

  5. Commercial Multimodal Cargo Procedures in Dubai Were Generally Effective, but Contract Oversight Could Be Improved

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2014-04-11

    result, the prime contractors contacted the 840th Transportation Battalion officials in Dubai to resolve cargo-processing problems instead of officials...L 1 1 , 2 0 1 4 Commercial Multimodal Cargo Procedures in Dubai Were Generally Effective, but Contract Oversight Could Be Improved Report No... Dubai Were Generally Effective, but Contract Oversight Could Be Improved 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT NUMBER 6

  6. Veterans’ Health Care: Improved Oversight of Community Care Physicians Credentials Needed

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2016-09-01

    physicians’ credentials. Both contractors shared plans to address the identified deficiencies. VHA lacked a comprehensive strategy for overseeing Health...consider having a strategy to ensure that monitoring is effective. However, GAO found that VHA’s monitoring is primarily limited to independent...of the results of the oversight they do conduct. Without a comprehensive oversight strategy , VHA cannot ensure that Health Net and TriWest are in

  7. Highly realistic, immersive training for navy corpsmen: preliminary results.

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    Booth-Kewley, Stephanie; McWhorter, Stephanie K

    2014-12-01

    Highly realistic, immersive training has been developed for Navy corpsmen based on the success of the Infantry Immersion Trainer. This new training is built around scenarios that are designed to depict real-life, operational situations. Each scenario used in the training includes sights, sounds, smells, and distractions to simulate realistic and challenging combat situations. The primary objective of this study was to assess corpsmen participants' satisfaction with highly realistic training. The study sample consisted of 434 male Navy service members attending Field Medical Training Battalion-West, Camp Pendleton, California. Corpsmen participants completed surveys after receiving the training. Participants expressed high levels of satisfaction with the training overall and with several specific elements of the training. The element of the training that the corpsmen rated the highest was the use of live actors. The vast majority of the participants reported that the training had increased their overall confidence about being successful corpsmen and had strengthened their confidence in their ability to provide care under pressure. Additional research should extend highly realistic training to other military medical provider populations. Reprint & Copyright © 2014 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  8. Evaluating oversight of human drugs and medical devices: a case study of the FDA and implications for nanobiotechnology.

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    Paradise, Jordan; Tisdale, Alison W; Hall, Ralph F; Kokkoli, Efrosini

    2009-01-01

    This article evaluates the oversight of drugs and medical devices by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) using an integration of public policy, law, and bioethics approaches and employing multiple assessment criteria, including economic, social, safety, and technological. Criteria assessment and expert elicitation are combined with existing literature, case law, and regulations in an integrative historical case studies approach. We then use our findings as a tool to explore possibilities for effective oversight and regulatory mechanisms for nanobiotechnology. Section I describes oversight mechanisms for human drugs and medical devices and presents current nanotechnology products. Section II describes the results of expert elicitation research. Section III highlights key criteria and relates them to the literature and larger debate. We conclude with broad lessons for the oversight of nanobiotechnology informed by Sections I-III in order to provide useful analysis from multiple disciplines and perspectives to guide discussions regarding appropriate FDA oversight.

  9. Interviewing Skills Resulting from Short-Term Training.

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    Sturges, Jack

    This document assesses the impact of two-week in-service training programs provided for eligibility workers in Kentucky Public Assistance Offices. Approximately 15 trainees participated in each of the three training sessions. Each trainee was a State employee who was required to conduct interviews to determine eligibility for medical assistance,…

  10. Results from the Quality Early Childhood Training Program

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    Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda; McLaren, Meridyth; Ward, Sharon; Wong, Eugene

    2013-01-01

    High-quality child care is related to children's positive developmental outcomes. One way to increase quality of care is to provide training to child care providers. This study used assessment-based training to determine if overall quality of care in center-based preschools could be enhanced. Participants were recruited from six center-based child…

  11. Results from the Quality Early Childhood Training Program

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    Wilcox-Herzog, Amanda; McLaren, Meridyth; Ward, Sharon; Wong, Eugene

    2013-01-01

    High-quality child care is related to children's positive developmental outcomes. One way to increase quality of care is to provide training to child care providers. This study used assessment-based training to determine if overall quality of care in center-based preschools could be enhanced. Participants were recruited from six center-based child…

  12. Clinical Oversight: Conceptualizing the Relationship Between Supervision and Safety

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    Lingard, Lorelei; Baker, G. Ross; Kitchen, Lisa; Regehr, Glenn

    2007-01-01

    Background Concern about the link between clinical supervision and safe, quality health care has led to widespread increases in the supervision of medical trainees. The effects of increased supervision on patient care and trainee education are not known, primarily because the current multifacted and poorly operationalized concept of clinical supervision limits the potential for evaluation. Objective To develop a conceptual model of clinical supervision to inform and guide policy and research. Design, Setting, and Participants Observational fieldwork and interviews were conducted in the Emergency Department and General Internal Medicine in-patient teaching wards of two academic health sciences centers associated with an urban Canadian medical school. Members of 12 Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine teaching teams (n = 88) were observed during regular clinical activities (216 hours). Sixty-five participants (12 physicians, 28 residents, 17 medical students, 8 nurses) also completed interviews about supervision. Field notes and interview transcripts were analyzed for emergent themes using grounded theory methodology. Results The term “clinical oversight” was developed to describe patient care activities performed by supervisors to ensure quality of care. “Routine oversight” (preplanned monitoring of trainees’ clinical work) can expose supervisors to concerns that trigger “responsive oversight” (a double-check or elaboration of trainees’ clinical work). Supervisors sometimes engage in “backstage oversight” (oversight of which the trainee is not directly aware). When supervisors encounter a situation that exceeds a trainee’s competence, they move beyond clinical oversight to “direct patient care”. Conclusions This study elaborates a typology of clinical oversight activities including routine, responsive, and backstage oversight. This new typology provides a framework for clinical supervision policy and for research to evaluate the

  13. Integrating GIS and GPS in environmental remediation oversight

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    Kaletsky, K.; Earle, J.R.; Schneider, T.A.

    1996-12-31

    This paper presents findings on Ohio EPA Office of Federal Facilities Oversight`s (OFFO) use of GIS and GPS for environmental remediation oversight at the U.S. Department of Energy`s (DOE) Fernald Site. The Fernald site is a former uranium metal production facility within DOE`s nuclear weapons complex. Significant uranium contamination of soil and groundwater is being remediated under state and federal regulations. OFFO uses GIS/GPS to enhance environmental monitoring and remediation oversight. These technologies are utilized within OFFO`s environmental monitoring program for sample location and parameter selection, data interpretation and presentation. GPS is used to integrate sample data into OFFO`s GIS and for permanently linking precise and accurate geographic data to samples and waste units. It is important to identify contamination geographically as all visual references (e.g., buildings, infrastructure) will be removed during remediation. Availability of the GIS allows OFFO to perform independent analysis and review of DOE contractor generated data, models, maps, and designs. This ability helps alleviate concerns associated with {open_quotes}black box{close_quotes} models and data interpretation. OFFO`s independent analysis has increased regulatory confidence and the efficiency of design reviews. GIS/GPS technology allows OFFO to record and present complex data in a visual format aiding in stakeholder education and awareness. Presented are OFFO`s achievements within the aforementioned activities and some reasons learned in implementing the GIS/GPS program. OFFO`s two years of GIS/GPS development have resulted in numerous lessons learned and ideas for increasing effectiveness through the use of GIS/GPS.

  14. Designing Oversight for Nanomedicine Research in Human Subjects: Systematic Analysis of Exceptional Oversight for Emerging Technologies

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    Wolf, Susan M.; Jones, Cortney

    2012-01-01

    The basic procedures and rules for oversight of U.S. human subjects research have been in place since 1981. Certain types of human subjects research, however, have provoked creation of additional mechanisms and rules beyond the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Common Rule and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) equivalent. Now another emerging domain of human subjects research—nanomedicine—is prompting calls for extra oversight. However, in 30 years of overseeing research on human beings, we have yet to specify what makes a domain of scientific research warrant extra oversight. This failure to systematically evaluate the need for extra measures, the type of extra measures appropriate for different challenges, and the usefulness of those measures hampers efforts to respond appropriately to emerging science such as nanomedicine. This article evaluates the history of extra oversight, extracting lessons for oversight of nanomedicine research in human beings. We argue that a confluence of factors supports the need for extra oversight, including heightened uncertainty regarding risks, fast-evolving science yielding complex and increasingly active materials, likelihood of research on vulnerable participants including cancer patients, and potential risks to others beyond the research participant. We suggest the essential elements of the extra oversight needed. PMID:23226969

  15. Designing oversight for nanomedicine research in human subjects: systematic analysis of exceptional oversight for emerging technologies

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    Wolf, Susan M.; Jones, Cortney M.

    2011-04-01

    The basic procedures and rules for oversight of U.S. human subjects research have been in place since 1981. Certain types of human subjects research, however, have provoked creation of additional mechanisms and rules beyond the Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) Common Rule and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) equivalent. Now another emerging domain of human subjects research—nanomedicine—is prompting calls for extra oversight. However, in 30 years of overseeing research on human beings, we have yet to specify what makes a domain of scientific research warrant extra oversight. This failure to systematically evaluate the need for extra measures, the type of extra measures appropriate for different challenges, and the usefulness of those measures hampers efforts to respond appropriately to emerging science such as nanomedicine. This article evaluates the history of extra oversight, extracting lessons for oversight of nanomedicine research in human beings. We argue that a confluence of factors supports the need for extra oversight, including heightened uncertainty regarding risks, fast-evolving science yielding complex and increasingly active materials, likelihood of research on vulnerable participants including cancer patients, and potential risks to others beyond the research participant. We suggest the essential elements of the extra oversight needed.

  16. Job Training that Works. Hearing before the Subcommittee on Human Resources and Intergovernmental Relations of the Committee on Government Reform and Oversight. House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Second Session.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight.

    This document reports the oral and written testimony submitted at a Congressional hearing on how job training works--how effective employment training programs succeed and how that success is measured. The hearing was based on a General Accounting Office study that found four hallmarks of effective job training: individual commitment, removal of…

  17. [Marburg Spelling Training program--results of a brief intervention].

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    Schulte-Körne, G; Deimel, W; Hülsmann, J; Seidler, T; Remschmidt, H

    2001-02-01

    The Marburg Spelling Training Program was administered to a sample of 10 spelling-disabled primary school pupils (2nd-4th graders) over three months in an individual setting. Statistical analyses yielded significant improvements in spelling and reading test performances, but none yet in the emotional stress caused by the problems. The Marburg Spelling Training Program has now proven to be effective not only in long-term, but also in short-term intervention.

  18. Training for Results; A Systems Approach to the Development of Human Resources in Industry.

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    Warren, Malcolm W.

    Using the systems approach, this book explores training in industry as an organizational tool for developing human resources, and stresses training results and return on investment rather than training programs as such. It is intended as a guide for general managers, personnel and industrial relations directors, and training directors on how…

  19. Participant Comfort with and Application of Inquiry-Based Learning: Results from 4-H Volunteer Training

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    Haugen, Heidi; Stevenson, Anne; Meyer, Rebecca L.

    2016-01-01

    This article explores how a one-time training designed to support learning transfer affected 4-H volunteers' comfort levels with the training content and how comfort levels, in turn, affected the volunteers' application of tools and techniques learned during the training. Results of a follow-up survey suggest that the training participants…

  20. Participant Comfort with and Application of Inquiry-Based Learning: Results from 4-H Volunteer Training

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    Haugen, Heidi; Stevenson, Anne; Meyer, Rebecca L.

    2016-01-01

    This article explores how a one-time training designed to support learning transfer affected 4-H volunteers' comfort levels with the training content and how comfort levels, in turn, affected the volunteers' application of tools and techniques learned during the training. Results of a follow-up survey suggest that the training participants…

  1. Eight Years of Specialist Training of Dutch Intellectual Disability Physicians: Results of Scientific Research Education

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    Evenhuis, Heleen M.; Penning, Corine

    2009-01-01

    Training in scientific research methods and skills is a vital part of Dutch specialist training in intellectual disability medicine. The authors evaluated results of such training at one Dutch university medical facility that had an obligatory research program involving projects conducted by the physicians-in-training (topics, teamwork, acquired…

  2. Eight Years of Specialist Training of Dutch Intellectual Disability Physicians: Results of Scientific Research Education

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    Evenhuis, Heleen M.; Penning, Corine

    2009-01-01

    Training in scientific research methods and skills is a vital part of Dutch specialist training in intellectual disability medicine. The authors evaluated results of such training at one Dutch university medical facility that had an obligatory research program involving projects conducted by the physicians-in-training (topics, teamwork, acquired…

  3. 12 CFR 985.4 - Finance Board oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 12 Banks and Banking 7 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Finance Board oversight. 985.4 Section 985.4 Banks and Banking FEDERAL HOUSING FINANCE BOARD OFFICE OF FINANCE THE OFFICE OF FINANCE § 985.4 Finance Board oversight. (a) Oversight and enforcement actions. The Finance Board shall have the same regulatory...

  4. Command and Control: Public Program Oversight in the Information Age.

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    Newcomer, Kathryn E.; Caudle, Sharon L.

    Oversight information systems provide data to oversight agency managers that enable them to: (1) monitor the operations of agencies for which they are charged oversight responsibilities; (2) compare performance data against set performance criteria; and (3) identify exceptions that occur outside performance tolerance parameters. This research…

  5. 32 CFR 2700.51 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2700... MICRONESIAN STATUS NEGOTIATIONS SECURITY INFORMATION REGULATIONS Implementation and Review § 2700.51 Information Security Oversight Committee. The OMSN Information Security Oversight Committee shall be chaired...

  6. 32 CFR 2103.51 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2011-07-01 2011-07-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2103... BE DECLASSIFIED Implementation and Review § 2103.51 Information Security Oversight Committee. The NCS Information Security Oversight Committee shall be chaired by the Staff Counsel of the National Security...

  7. 4 CFR 28.92 - Oversight of GAO EEO program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 4 Accounts 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of GAO EEO program. 28.92 Section 28.92 Accounts GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE GENERAL PROCEDURES GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE PERSONNEL... ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE Oversight Procedures § 28.92 Oversight of GAO EEO program. (a) When requested by the Board...

  8. 14 CFR § 1203b.108 - Management oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 14 Aeronautics and Space 5 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Management oversight. § 1203b.108 Section...; ARREST AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY NASA SECURITY FORCE PERSONNEL § 1203b.108 Management oversight. (a) The Administrator shall establish a committee to exercise management oversight over the...

  9. Evaluation of Highly Realistic Training for Navy Corpsmen: Results for Field Medical Training Battalion-West

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-05-14

    Responses were made on a 5-point scale, ranging from 1 (very unlikely) to 5 (very likely). This item was adapted from a career intentions item that...highly realistic training on participants’ self-efficacy (i.e., confidence), perceived readiness, and career intentions. Corpsmen participants...perceived readiness, and career intentions. We expected that participants would express a high level of satisfaction with the training and that the training

  10. Three Strategies for Effective Data Oversight

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    Huwe, Terence K.

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses three strategies for building a data center or service. These strategies are: (1) "audit" a way to alliances; (2) "share" oversight but "own" the warehouse; and (3) join new professional "cultures." These strategies have more to do with people and organizations than technology since technology mirrors and amplifies what…

  11. 14 CFR 1203b.108 - Management oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ...: (1) Receive instructions on regulations regarding the use of force, including deadly force; and (2... AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY NASA SECURITY FORCE PERSONNEL § 1203b.108 Management oversight. (a) The... techniques; (2) Require security force officers exercising arrest authority to requalify semiannually with...

  12. 14 CFR 1203b.108 - Management oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ...: (1) Receive instructions on regulations regarding the use of force, including deadly force; and (2... AUTHORITY AND USE OF FORCE BY NASA SECURITY FORCE PERSONNEL § 1203b.108 Management oversight. (a) The... techniques; (2) Require security force officers exercising arrest authority to requalify semiannually with...

  13. Transparency and Oversight in Local Wellness Policies

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    Chriqui, Jamie F.; Chaloupka, Frank J.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Advocates have called for increased wellness policy transparency and oversight through the use of health advisory councils. This study examines (1) wellness policy transparency, (2) advisory council requirements, (3) factors associated with each, and (4) whether transparency or advisory council requirements are indicative of a stronger…

  14. 5 CFR 330.611 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT (GENERAL) Agency Career Transition Assistance Plans (CTAP) for Local Surplus and Displaced Employees § 330.611 Oversight. OPM provides advice and assistance to agencies in implementing their Career...

  15. Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT

    2013-07-10

    10/11/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.2860, which became Public Law 113-80 on 2/12/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  16. Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT

    2013-07-10

    10/11/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.2860, which became Public Law 113-80 on 2/12/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  17. Three Strategies for Effective Data Oversight

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    Huwe, Terence K.

    2009-01-01

    This article discusses three strategies for building a data center or service. These strategies are: (1) "audit" a way to alliances; (2) "share" oversight but "own" the warehouse; and (3) join new professional "cultures." These strategies have more to do with people and organizations than technology since technology mirrors and amplifies what…

  18. Security Clearance Oversight and Reform Enhancement Act

    THOMAS, 113th Congress

    Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT

    2013-07-10

    House - 10/11/2013 Referred to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. (All Actions) Notes: For further action, see H.R.2860, which became Public Law 113-80 on 2/12/2014. Tracker: This bill has the status Passed SenateHere are the steps for Status of Legislation:

  19. 5 CFR 330.711 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Oversight. 330.711 Section 330.711 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT (GENERAL) Interagency Career Transition Assistance Plan for Displaced Employees §...

  20. 5 CFR 330.611 - Oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Oversight. 330.611 Section 330.611 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS RECRUITMENT, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT (GENERAL) Agency Career Transition Assistance Plans (CTAP) for Local Surplus and...

  1. Transparency and Oversight in Local Wellness Policies

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    Chriqui, Jamie F.; Chaloupka, Frank J.

    2011-01-01

    Background: Advocates have called for increased wellness policy transparency and oversight through the use of health advisory councils. This study examines (1) wellness policy transparency, (2) advisory council requirements, (3) factors associated with each, and (4) whether transparency or advisory council requirements are indicative of a stronger…

  2. Cognitive and Academic Gains as a Result of Cognitive Training

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    Luckey, Alicia J.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to test Feuersetein's Structural Cognitive Modifiability model by evaluating changes in cognitive skills and reading scores after participation in one of two cognitive skills training programs. The Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement, 3 rd editions were used as evaluation tools.…

  3. Cognitive and Academic Gains as a Result of Cognitive Training

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    Luckey, Alicia J.

    2009-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to test Feuersetein's Structural Cognitive Modifiability model by evaluating changes in cognitive skills and reading scores after participation in one of two cognitive skills training programs. The Woodcock Johnson Tests of Cognitive Abilities and Tests of Achievement, 3 rd editions were used as evaluation tools.…

  4. Trip Staff Training Practices: Survey and Discussion Results.

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    Zwaagstra, Lynn

    A discussion group and survey examined trip-staff training practices among outdoor and adventure recreation/education programs. Of the 40 participants, 80 percent worked with university noncredit programs, with the remaining participants representing university for-credit, military recreation, nonprofit, and for-profit programs. Although the…

  5. Predicting Outcome in Behavioral Parent Training: Expected and Unexpected Results

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    MacKenzie, Elizabeth P.; Fite, Paula J.; Bates, John E.

    2004-01-01

    This study examined the relationships among clinical utility and treatment outcome variables in Behavioral Parent Training (BPT). The sample included 21 mothers with 3-8 year-old children with significant externalizing behavior problems who received treatment for Oppositional Defiant Disorder. The primary aim was to relate two treatment…

  6. Report of the oversight assessment of the operational readiness review of the Rocky Flats Plant, Building 707

    SciTech Connect

    Krupar, J.J. Jr.

    1992-12-18

    This report presents the results of an oversight assessment (OA) conducted by the US Department of Energy`s (DOE) office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) of the Operational Readiness Review (ORR) activities for the resumption of Building 707 operations at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP). The EH OA was simultaneously conducted with the Office of Defense Programs (DP) line management ORR, which was conducted from September 21 to October 2, 1992, and November 2 to 13, 1992. The EH OA evaluated the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the DP ORR. Based on its oversight assessment, the EH OA believes that Building 707 operations may be safely resumed contingent upon satisfactory resolution of all DP ORR findings. The EH OA determined that the DP ORR was conducted in a comprehensive and effective manner and represents an adequate basis for recommending resumption of Building 707 operations. The EH OA was based primarily on an evaluation of the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the DP ORR and addressed the following areas: Management and Organization, Industrial Safety, Fire Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Conduct of Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Training. In a limited number of these areas, the EH OA conducted independent vertical-slice reviews DP ORR results.

  7. Report of the oversight assessment of the operational readiness review of the Rocky Flats Plant, Building 707

    SciTech Connect

    Krupar, J.J. Jr.

    1992-12-18

    This report presents the results of an oversight assessment (OA) conducted by the US Department of Energy's (DOE) office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) of the Operational Readiness Review (ORR) activities for the resumption of Building 707 operations at the Rocky Flats Plant (RFP). The EH OA was simultaneously conducted with the Office of Defense Programs (DP) line management ORR, which was conducted from September 21 to October 2, 1992, and November 2 to 13, 1992. The EH OA evaluated the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the DP ORR. Based on its oversight assessment, the EH OA believes that Building 707 operations may be safely resumed contingent upon satisfactory resolution of all DP ORR findings. The EH OA determined that the DP ORR was conducted in a comprehensive and effective manner and represents an adequate basis for recommending resumption of Building 707 operations. The EH OA was based primarily on an evaluation of the comprehensiveness and effectiveness of the DP ORR and addressed the following areas: Management and Organization, Industrial Safety, Fire Protection, Industrial Hygiene, Conduct of Operations, Maintenance, Quality Assurance, and Training. In a limited number of these areas, the EH OA conducted independent vertical-slice reviews DP ORR results.

  8. Independent oversight review of the Department of Energy Quality Assurance Program for suspect/counterfeit parts. Revision 1

    SciTech Connect

    1996-05-01

    To address the potential threat that suspect/counterfeit parts could pose to DOE workers and the public, the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Oversight initiated a number of activities beginning in mid-1995. Oversight placed increased emphasis on the field`s quality assurance-suspect/counterfeit parts programs during safety management evaluations, in keeping with the Office of Environment, Safety and Health (EH) oversight responsibilities, which include oversight of the Department`s quality assurance (QA) programs. In addition, Oversight reviewed relevant policy documents and occurrence reports to determine the nature and magnitude of the problem within the Department. The results of that review, contained in an Office of Oversight report, Independent Oversight Analysis of Suspect/Counterfeit Parts Within the Department of Energy (November 1995), indicate a lack of consistency and comprehensiveness in the Department`s QA-suspect/counterfeit parts program. A detailed analysis of the causes and impacts of the problem was recommended. In response, this review was initiated to determine the effectiveness of the Department`s QA program for suspect/counterfeit parts. This study goes beyond merely assessing and reporting the status of the program, however. It is the authors intention to highlight the complex issues associated with suspect/counterfeit parts in the Department today and to present approaches that DOE managers might consider to address these issues.

  9. Improving oversight of the graduate medical education enterprise: one institution's strategies and tools.

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    Afrin, Lawrence B; Arana, George W; Medio, Franklin J; Ybarra, Angela F N; Clarke, Harry S

    2006-05-01

    Accreditation organizations, financial stakeholders, legal systems, and regulatory agencies have increased the need for accountability in educational processes and curricular outcomes of graduate medical education. This demand for greater programmatic monitoring has placed pressure on institutions with graduate medical education (GME) programs to develop greater oversight of these programs. Meeting these challenges requires development of new GME management strategies and tools for institutional GME administrators to scrutinize programs, while still allowing these programs the autonomy to develop and implement educational methods to meet their unique training needs. At the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), senior administrators in the college of medicine felt electronic information management was a critical strategy for success and thus proceeded to carefully select an electronic residency management system (ERMS) to provide functionality for both individual programs and the GME enterprise as a whole. Initial plans in 2002 for a phased deployment had to be changed to a much more rapid deployment due to regulatory issues. Extensive communication and cooperation among MUSC's GME leaders resulted in a successful deployment in 2003. Evaluation completion rates have substantially improved, duty hours are carefully monitored, patient safety has improved through more careful oversight of residents' procedural privileges, regulators have been pleased, and central GME administrative visibility of program performance has dramatically improved. The system is now being expanded to MUSC's medical school and other health professions colleges. The authors discuss lessons learned and opportunities and challenges ahead, which include improving tracking of development of procedural competency, establishing and monitoring program performance standards, and integrating the ERMS with GME reimbursement systems.

  10. Sea Training at Maritime Academies Oversight. Hearings Before the Ad Hoc Select Subcommittee on Maritime Education and Training of the Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, Second Session on Sea Training of United States Merchant Marine Officers and Different Ways of Satisfying This Requirement at the Various Maritime Academies.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries.

    Recorded are minutes of hearings before the House Ad Hoc Select Subcommittee on Maritime Education and Training regarding the sea training of United States Merchant Marine officers. Examined are various approaches to meeting the sea training requirement, especially the options of maritime academy training vessels, sailing on U.S.-flag merchant…

  11. A blended design in acute care training: similar learning results, less training costs compared with a traditional format.

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    Dankbaar, Mary E W; Storm, Diana J; Teeuwen, Irene C; Schuit, Stephanie C E

    2014-09-01

    Introduction There is a demand for more attractive and efficient training programmes in postgraduate health care training. This retrospective study aims to show the effectiveness of a blended versus traditional face-to-face training design. For nurses in postgraduate Acute and Intensive Care training, the effectiveness of a blended course design was compared with a traditional design. Methods In a first pilot study 57 students took a traditional course (2-h lecture and 2-h workshop) and 46 students took a blended course (2-h lecture and 2-h online self-study material). Test results were compared for both groups. After positive results in the pilot study, the design was replicated for the complete programme in Acute and Intensive Care. Now 16 students followed the traditional programme (11 days face-to-face education) and 31 students did the blended programme (7 days face-to-face and 40 h online self-study). An evaluation was done after the pilot and course costs were calculated. Results Results show that the traditional and blended groups were similar regarding the main characteristics and did not differ in learning results for both the pilot and the complete programme. Student evaluations of both designs were positive; however, the blended group were more confident that they had achieved the learning objectives. Training costs were reduced substantially. Conclusion The blended training design offers an effective and attractive training solution, leading to a significant reduction in costs.

  12. Contemporary training practices in elite British powerlifters: survey results from an international competition.

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    Swinton, Paul A; Lloyd, Ray; Agouris, Ioannis; Stewart, Arthur

    2009-03-01

    The primary objective of this study was to investigate current powerlifting training methods in light of anecdotal evidence purporting increased similarity with the explosive training practices of weightlifters. The study also assessed the prevalence of contemporary training practices frequently recommended for powerlifters in the popular literature. A 20-item survey was distributed to 32 elite British powerlifters at an International competition. The subject group included multiple national, international, and commonwealth champions and record holders. Based on 2007 competition results, the average Wilks score of the group was 450.26 +/- 34.7. The response rate for the surveys was 88% (28 of 32). The survey was sectioned into 6 areas of inquiry: a) repetition speed, b) explosive training load, c) resistance materials used, d) adjunct power training methods, e) exercise selection, and f) training organization. The results demonstrate that the majority of powerlifters train with the intention to explosively lift maximal and submaximal loads (79 and 82%, respectively). Results revealed that 39% of the lifters regularly used elastic bands and that 57% incorporated chains in their training. Evidence for convergence of training practices between powerlifters and weightlifters was found when 69% of the subjects reported using the Olympic lifts or their derivatives as part of their powerlifting training. Collectively, the results demonstrate that previous notions of how powerlifters train are outdated. Contemporary powerlifters incorporate a variety of training practices that are focused on developing both explosive and maximal strength.

  13. A nonnatural head-neck position (Rollkur) during training results in less acute stress in elite, trained, dressage horses.

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    van Breda, Eric

    2006-01-01

    This study measured parameters of stress in recreational, trained horses (REC; n = 7) and elite (International Grand Prix level) trained, dressage horses (DRES; n = 5). The training of the DRES horses uses an unnatural head-neck position (Rollkur), whereas in the REC horses such training techniques are not common. The study measured stress by using heart rate variability analysis for 30 min postfeeding in the morning and 30 min postexercise after a morning training session. The study found no significant difference at rest between the REC and DRES horses. During the posttraining measurements, however, the DRES horses showed, among others, a less sympathetic and increased parasympathetic dominance. These results suggest that DRES horses tend to have less acute stress than do REC horses postexercise. The findings of this study suggest maintaining the health and well-being of DRES horses despite nonnatural, biomechanical positions.

  14. Corporate social responsibility for nanotechnology oversight.

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    Kuzma, Jennifer; Kuzhabekova, Aliya

    2011-11-01

    Growing public concern and uncertainties surrounding emerging technologies suggest the need for socially-responsible behavior of companies in the development and implementation of oversight systems for them. In this paper, we argue that corporate social responsibility (CSR) is an important aspect of nanotechnology oversight given the role of trust in shaping public attitudes about nanotechnology and the lack of data about the health and environmental risks of nanoproducts. We argue that CSR is strengthened by the adoption of stakeholder-driven models and attention to moral principles in policies and programs. In this context, we examine drivers of CSR, contextual and leadership factors that influence CSR, and strategies for CSR. To illustrate these concepts, we discuss existing cases of CSR-like behavior in nanotechnology companies, and then provide examples of how companies producing nanomedicines can exhibit morally-driven CSR behavior.

  15. Results from a GPS Shuttle Training Aircraft flight test

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    Saunders, Penny E.; Montez, Moises N.; Robel, Michael C.; Feuerstein, David N.; Aerni, Mike E.; Sangchat, S.; Rater, Lon M.; Cryan, Scott P.; Salazar, Lydia R.; Leach, Mark P.

    1991-01-01

    A series of Global Positioning System (GPS) flight tests were performed on a National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA). The objective of the tests was to evaluate the performance of GPS-based navigation during simulated Shuttle approach and landings for possible replacement of the current Shuttle landing navigation aid, the Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System (MSBLS). In particular, varying levels of sensor data integration would be evaluated to determine the minimum amount of integration required to meet the navigation accuracy requirements for a Shuttle landing. Four flight tests consisting of 8 to 9 simulation runs per flight test were performed at White Sands Space Harbor in April 1991. Three different GPS receivers were tested. The STA inertial navigation, tactical air navigation, and MSBLS sensor data were also recorded during each run. C-band radar aided laser trackers were utilized to provide the STA 'truth' trajectory.

  16. Results from a GPS Shuttle Training Aircraft flight test

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    Saunders, Penny E.; Montez, Moises N.; Robel, Michael C.; Feuerstein, David N.; Aerni, Mike E.; Sangchat, S.; Rater, Lon M.; Cryan, Scott P.; Salazar, Lydia R.; Leach, Mark P.

    A series of Global Positioning System (GPS) flight tests were performed on a National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA's) Shuttle Training Aircraft (STA). The objective of the tests was to evaluate the performance of GPS-based navigation during simulated Shuttle approach and landings for possible replacement of the current Shuttle landing navigation aid, the Microwave Scanning Beam Landing System (MSBLS). In particular, varying levels of sensor data integration would be evaluated to determine the minimum amount of integration required to meet the navigation accuracy requirements for a Shuttle landing. Four flight tests consisting of 8 to 9 simulation runs per flight test were performed at White Sands Space Harbor in April 1991. Three different GPS receivers were tested. The STA inertial navigation, tactical air navigation, and MSBLS sensor data were also recorded during each run. C-band radar aided laser trackers were utilized to provide the STA 'truth' trajectory.

  17. Workshop Report: Joint Requirements. Oversight Council Process.

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    2007-11-02

    Assessment Division, Office of the Chief of Naval Operations "* The Director of Modeling , Simulation and Analysis, Deputy Chief of Staff, Plans and... extend special thanks to the members of the Joint Staff Joint Warfighting Capabilities Assessment teams for their cooperation and insights. They have the...Oversight new perspectives, analytic ap- Council (JROC) process. Each of the MORS proaches, and models - the MORS sponsors also supported, participated

  18. Therapeutic cloning research and ethical oversight.

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    Spriggs, M

    2003-08-01

    Cloning Trevor, a story about therapeutic cloning research, appeared in the June issue of The Atlantic Monthly. The story gives a human face to the people whom therapeutic cloning could benefit. It presents an argument for government funding and it puts the usual calls for a moratorium on embryonic stem cell research to allow for more debate, in a less favourable light. The story also highlights some problems with ethical oversight.

  19. 20 CFR 645.245 - Who is responsible for oversight and monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants?

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    2011-04-01

    ... monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants? 645.245 Section 645.245 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General Program and Administrative Requirements § 645.245 Who is responsible for oversight and monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants...

  20. 20 CFR 645.245 - Who is responsible for oversight and monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants?

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    2013-04-01

    ... monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants? 645.245 Section 645.245 Employees' Benefits EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF LABOR PROVISIONS GOVERNING WELFARE-TO-WORK GRANTS General Program and Administrative Requirements § 645.245 Who is responsible for oversight and monitoring of Welfare-to-Work grants...

  1. Pathways Toward the Future: Points to Consider for Oncofertility Oversight

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    Rodriguez, Sarah B.; Campo-Engelstein, Lisa; Clayman, Marla L.; Knapp, Caprice; Quinn, Gwendolyn; Zoloth, Laurie; Emanuel, Linda

    2013-01-01

    Introduction In September 2007, Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine received a $21.1 million dollar, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to fund the Oncofertility Consortium (OFC). Over the course of the grant, those engaged with the psychological, legal, social, and ethical issues arising from oncofertility provided recommendations to the OFC. The inclusion of serious, real-time consideration of ethical issues as a funded focus of the grant, and the work senior scholars in law, bioethics and economics was a key part of the process of research. Now that this grant has ended, this commentary points to some of the issues that came forward during the five years of this project. Because of the emerging status of oncofertility, these issues are ones that need continued discussion and clarification, prompting our call for an oversight mechanism to provide guidance for how this technology should proceed. Methods An initial draft of this commentary arose from notes taken during a small colloquium held to discuss the oversight of oncofertility following the conclusion of the grant. This colloquium occurred in the fall of 2011. Using these notes as a starting point, the draft was then sent to other researchers who had been involved with the OFC in considering the psychological, legal, social, and ethical issues related to fertility preservation for cancer patients during the course of the grant. Finally, this commentary was further framed by the authors’ review of existing published and grey literature regarding issues concerning fertility preservation for cancer patients. Results We provide several points to consider and then offer two suggestions for an oversight mechanism for research as it continues. Conclusions and Implications for persons who survivor cancer The circumstances in which fertility preservation should be discussed and the patients for whom fertility preservation would be most suitable are important guideline

  2. Oversight Hearings on the National Apprenticeship Training Act. Hearings before the Subcommittee on Employment Opportunities of the Committee on Education and Labor, House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, First Session (November 15, 17, 1983).

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Committee on Education and Labor.

    This document contains two congressional hearings on the present apprenticeship programs to determine whether they are effective in producing the needed skilled craftspersons. The hearings also focus on how the apprenticeship training systems may be improved to meet the ever-changing needs of industry. Testimony includes statements, prepared…

  3. Localization training results in individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss.

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    Firszt, Jill B; Reeder, Ruth M; Dwyer, Noël Y; Burton, Harold; Holden, Laura K

    2015-01-01

    Adults with unilateral hearing loss often demonstrate decreased sound localization ability and report that situations requiring spatial hearing are especially challenging. Few studies have evaluated localization abilities combined with training in this population. The present pilot study examined whether localization of two sound types would improve after training, and explored the relation between localization ability or training benefit and demographic factors. Eleven participants with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss attended five training sessions; localization cues gradually decreased across sessions. Localization ability was assessed pre- and post-training. Assessment stimuli were monosyllabic words and spectral and temporal random spectrogram sounds. Root mean square errors for each participant and stimulus type were used in group and correlation analyses; individual data were examined with ordinary least squares regression. Mean pre-to post-training test results were significantly different for all stimulus types. Among the participants, eight significantly improved following training on at least one localization measure, whereas three did not. Participants with the poorest localization ability improved the most and likewise, those with the best pre-training ability showed the least training benefit. Correlation results suggested that test age, age at onset of severe to profound hearing loss and better ear high frequency audibility may contribute to localization ability. Results support the need for continued investigation of localization training efficacy and consideration of localization training within rehabilitation protocols for individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  4. Localization Training Results in Individuals with Unilateral Severe to Profound Hearing Loss

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    Firszt, Jill B.; Reeder, Ruth M.; Dwyer, Noël Y.; Burton, Harold; Holden, Laura K.

    2014-01-01

    Adults with unilateral hearing loss often demonstrate decreased sound localization ability and report that situations requiring spatial hearing are especially challenging. Few studies have evaluated localization abilities combined with training in this population. The present pilot study examined whether localization of two sound types would improve after training, and explored the relation between localization ability or training benefit and demographic factors. Eleven participants with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss attended five training sessions; localization cues gradually decreased across sessions. Localization ability was assessed pre- and post-training. Assessment stimuli were monosyllabic words and spectral and temporal random spectrogram sounds. Root mean square errors for each participant and stimulus type were used in group and correlation analyses; individual data were examined with ordinary least squares regression. Mean pre- to post-training test results were significantly different for all stimulus types. Among the participants, eight significantly improved following training on at least one localization measure, whereas three did not. Participants with the poorest localization ability improved the most and likewise, those with the best pre-training ability showed the least training benefit. Correlation results suggested that test age, age at onset of severe to profound hearing loss and better ear high frequency audibility may contribute to localization ability. Results support the need for continued investigation of localization training efficacy and consideration of localization training within rehabilitation protocols for individuals with unilateral severe to profound hearing loss. PMID:25457655

  5. The Value of Training: Analysis of DAU’s Requirements Management Training Results

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    2015-04-01

    Requirements Management , including a 1-week advanced classroom course. While teaching this course, the DAU faculty routinely conducts pre-testing and...154–173 1-week Advanced Concepts and Skills for Requirements Management (RQM 310) classroom capstone course to the curriculum. Table 1 shows the...short deadline to train and certify requirements managers through a com- bination of online and classroom courses. The success of the initial DAU

  6. 12 CFR 4.66 - Oversight and monitoring.

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    2011-01-01

    ... Management shall appoint an Outreach Program Manager, who shall appoint an Outreach Program Specialist. The Outreach Program Manager is primarily responsible for program advocacy, oversight and monitoring. ...

  7. 12 CFR 4.66 - Oversight and monitoring.

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    2010-01-01

    ... Management shall appoint an Outreach Program Manager, who shall appoint an Outreach Program Specialist. The Outreach Program Manager is primarily responsible for program advocacy, oversight and monitoring. ...

  8. [Assessment of a residency training program in endocrinology and nutrition: results of a resident survey].

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    Gutiérrez-Alcántara, Carmen; Moreno-Fernández, Jesús; Palomares-Ortega, Rafael; García-Manzanares, Alvaro; Benito-López, Pedro

    2011-12-01

    In 2006, a new training program was approved for resident physicians in endocrinology and nutrition (EN). A survey was conducted to EN residents to assess their training, their depth of knowledge, and compliance with the new program, as well as potential changes in training, and the results obtained were compared to those from previous surveys. A survey previously conducted in 2000 and 2005 was used for this study. The survey included demographic factors, questions about the different rotations, scientific and practical training, assessment of their training departments and other aspects. Results of the current survey were compared to those of the 2005 survey. The survey was completed by 40 residents. Mandatory rotations are mainly fulfilled, except for neurology. Some rotations removed from the program, such as radiology and nuclear medicine, still are frequently performed and popular among residents, who would include them back into the program. There was a low compliance with practical training in the endocrinology area. Forty percent of residents were not aware of the new program, but 60% thought that it was fulfilled. A total of 82.5% of residents thought that their departments fulfilled the training objectives. Few differences were found in rotations as compared to the data collected in 2005 despite changes in the training program, and there was still a lack of practical training. By contrast, rating of training received from departments and senior physicians was improved as compared to prior surveys. Copyright © 2011 SEEN. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  9. The effects of Crew Resource Management (CRM) training in airline maintenance: Results following three year's experience

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    Taylor, J. C.; Robertson, M. M.

    1995-01-01

    An airline maintenance department undertook a CRM training program to change its safety and operating culture. In 2 1/2 years this airline trained 2200 management staff and salaried professionals. Participants completed attitude surveys immediately before and after the training, as well as two months, six months, and one year afterward. On-site interviews were conducted to test and confirm the survey results. Comparing managers' attitudes immediately after their training with their pretraining attitudes showed significant improvement for three attitudes. A fourth attitude, assertiveness, improved significantly above the pretraining levels two months after training. The expected effect of the training on all four attitude scales did not change significantly thereafter. Participants' self-reported behaviors and interview comments confirmed their shift from passive to more active behaviors over time. Safety, efficiency, and dependability performance were measured before the onset of the training and for some 30 months afterward. Associations with subsequent performance were strongest with positive attitudes about sharing command (participation), assertiveness, and stress management when those attitudes were measured 2 and 12 months after the training. The two month follow-up survey results were especially strong and indicate that active behaviors learned from the CRM training consolidate and strengthen in the months immediately following training.

  10. Development, implementation, and results of the ASN in-training examination for fellows.

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    Rosner, Mitchell H; Berns, Jeffrey S; Parker, Mark; Tolwani, Ashita; Bailey, James; DiGiovanni, Susan; Lederer, Eleanor; Norby, Suzanne; Plumb, Troy J; Qian, Qi; Yeun, Jane; Hawley, Janine L; Owens, Susan

    2010-02-01

    The American Society of Nephrology and the fellowship training program directors in conjunction with the National Board of Medical Examiners developed a comprehensive assessment of medical knowledge for nephrology fellows in-training. This in-training examination (ITE) consisted of 150 multiple-choice items covering 11 broad content areas in a blueprint similar to the American Board of Internal Medicine certifying examination for nephrology. Questions consisted of case vignettes to simulate real-life clinical experience. The first examination was given in April 2009 to 682 fellows and six training program directors. Examinees felt that the examination was well structured and relevant to their training experience Longitudinal performance on the examination will be helpful in allowing training programs to utilize results from content areas in identifying deficits in medical knowledge as well as assessing the results of any curriculum changes.

  11. The Spider Web of Oversight: An Analysis of External Oversight of Higher Education

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    Lane, Jason E.

    2007-01-01

    Over the past several decades, state officials and various interest groups and civic organizations have increased their level of direct involvement in the affairs of public higher education. The increase in external attention toward the academy would likely be accompanied by the development of oversight mechanisms to ensure that societal…

  12. The effects of Crew Resource Mangement (CRM) training in airline maintenance: Results following three years' experience

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    Taylor, J. C.; Robertson, M. M.

    1995-01-01

    This report describes three years' evaluation of the effects of one airline's Crew Resources Management (CRM) training operation for maintenance. This evaluation focuses on the post-training attitudes of maintenance managers' and technical support professionals, their reported behaviors, and the safety, efficiency and dependable maintenance performance of their units. The results reveal a strong positive effect of the training. The overall program represents the use of CRM training as a long-term commitment to improving performance through effective communication at all levels in airline maintenance operations. The initial findings described in our previous progress reports are reinforced and elaborated here. The current results benefit from the entire pre-post training survey, which now represents total attendance of all managers and staff professionals. Additionally there are now full results from the two-month, six-month, and 12-month follow-up questionnaires, together with as many as 33 months of post-training performance data, using several indicators. In this present report, we examine participants' attitudes, their reported behaviors following the training, the performance of their work units, and the relationships among these variables. Attitudes include those measured immediately before and after the training as well as participants' attitudes months after their training. Performance includes measures, by work units, of on-time flight departures, on-schedule maintenance releases, occupational and aircraft safety, and efficient labor costs. We report changes in these performance measures following training, as well their relationships with the training participants' attitudes. Highlights of results from this training program include increased safety and improved costs associated with positive attitudes about the use of more assertive communication, and the improved management of stress. Improved on-time performance is also related to those improved

  13. Relationship between previous training and experience and results of the certification examination in cardiovascular computed tomography.

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    Taylor, Allen J; Patrick, Jonathan; Abbara, Suhny; Berman, Daniel S; Halliburton, Sandra S; Hines, Jerome L; Hodgson, John McB; Lesser, John R; Wann, L Samuel; Williams, Kim A; Ziffer, Jack A; Lennon, Lorraine J; Edgerton, Dawn M; Cerqueira, Manuel D

    2010-09-01

    Examinees of the first Certifying Examination in Cardiovascular Computed Tomography were surveyed regarding their training and experience in cardiac computed tomography. The results support the current training pathways within the American College of Cardiology/American Heart Association competency criteria that include either experience-based or formal training program in cardiovascular computed tomography. Increased duration in clinical practice, the number of scans clinically interpreted in practice, and level 3 competency were associated with higher passing rates.

  14. Environmental testing results over a tracker drive train

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    Martínez, María; Calvo-Parra, Gustavo; Gil, Eduardo; de la Rubia, Oscar; Hillebrand, Mario; Rubio, Francisca; Aipperspach, Wolfgang; Gombert, Andreas

    2014-09-01

    Environmental testing following the draft of the IEC62817 standard has been carried out at ISFOC using a Soitec Solar tracker drive. The objective of this work is twofold; first to assure that the tracker design can perform under varying conditions and survive under extreme conditions and secondly to test the viability and usefulness of the tests described in the standard. After some changes in the device under test (specifically, gear-box oil) the drive system produced satisfactory results, assuring its performance under operational temperatures. Therefore, this work has demonstrated that the tests described in the standard are useful for detecting early failures.

  15. Laparoscopy training in Belgium: results from a nationwide survey, in urology, gynecology, and general surgery residents

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    De Win, Gunter; Everaerts, Wouter; De Ridder, Dirk; Peeraer, Griet

    2015-01-01

    Background The purpose of this study was to investigate the exposure of Belgian residents in urology, general surgery, and gynecology to laparoscopic surgery and to training of laparoscopic skills in dedicated training facilities. Methods Three similar specialty-specific questionnaires were used to interrogate trainees in urology, general surgery, and gynecology about their exposure to laparoscopic procedures, their acquired laparoscopic experience, training patterns, training facilities, and motivation. Residents were contacted via their Belgian specialist training organization, using Survey Monkey as an online survey tool. Data were analyzed with descriptive statistics. Results The global response rate was 58%. Only 28.8% of gynecology respondents, 26.9% of urology respondents, and 52.2% of general surgery respondents felt they would be able to perform laparoscopy once they had finished their training. A total 47% of urology respondents, 66.7% of general surgery respondents, and 69.2% of gynecology respondents had a surgical skills lab that included laparoscopy within their training hospital or university. Most training programs did not follow the current evidence about proficiency-based structured simulation training with deliberate practice. Conclusion Belgian resident training facilities for laparoscopic surgery should be optimized. PMID:25674032

  16. Preparing Corrections Staff for the Future: Results of a 2-Day Training About Aging Inmates.

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    Masters, Julie L; Magnuson, Thomas M; Bayer, Barbara L; Potter, Jane F; Falkowski, Paul P

    2016-04-01

    The aging of the prison population presents corrections staff with unique challenges in knowing how to support inmates while maintaining security. This article describes a 2-day training program to introduce the aging process to select staff at all levels. While the results of a pre-posttest measure, using a modified version of Palmore's Facts on Aging Quiz, did not produce a statistically significant difference at the conclusion of the training, attendees did express satisfaction with the training and their newfound insight into the challenges faced by aging inmates. They also offered recommendations for future training to include more practical suggestions for the work environment. © The Author(s) 2016.

  17. 5 CFR 831.911 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.911 Section 831.911 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) RETIREMENT Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters § 831.911 Oversight of coverage...

  18. 5 CFR 831.911 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.911 Section 831.911 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) RETIREMENT Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters § 831.911 Oversight of coverage...

  19. 5 CFR 831.911 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.911 Section 831.911 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) RETIREMENT Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters § 831.911 Oversight of coverage...

  20. 5 CFR 831.911 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.911 Section 831.911 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) RETIREMENT Law Enforcement Officers and Firefighters § 831.911 Oversight of coverage...

  1. 44 CFR 80.19 - Land use and oversight.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Land use and oversight. 80.19 Section 80.19 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... RELOCATION FOR OPEN SPACE Post-Award Requirements § 80.19 Land use and oversight. This section applies to...

  2. 44 CFR 80.19 - Land use and oversight.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Land use and oversight. 80.19 Section 80.19 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... RELOCATION FOR OPEN SPACE Post-Award Requirements § 80.19 Land use and oversight. This section applies to...

  3. 44 CFR 80.19 - Land use and oversight.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 44 Emergency Management and Assistance 1 2012-10-01 2011-10-01 true Land use and oversight. 80.19 Section 80.19 Emergency Management and Assistance FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY, DEPARTMENT OF... RELOCATION FOR OPEN SPACE Post-Award Requirements § 80.19 Land use and oversight. This section applies to...

  4. 40 CFR 51.362 - Motorist compliance enforcement program oversight.

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    2014-07-01

    ... oversight. 51.362 Section 51.362 Protection of Environment ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (CONTINUED) AIR.../Maintenance Program Requirements § 51.362 Motorist compliance enforcement program oversight. The enforcement... information base to be used in characterizing, evaluating, and enforcing the program, the State shall:...

  5. 49 CFR 242.215 - Railroad oversight responsibilities.

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    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Railroad oversight responsibilities. 242.215 Section 242.215 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD... Certification Program § 242.215 Railroad oversight responsibilities. (a) No later than March 31 of each...

  6. 49 CFR 242.215 - Railroad oversight responsibilities.

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    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Railroad oversight responsibilities. 242.215 Section 242.215 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD... Certification Program § 242.215 Railroad oversight responsibilities. (a) No later than March 31 of each...

  7. 49 CFR 240.309 - Railroad oversight responsibilities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Railroad oversight responsibilities. 240.309 Section 240.309 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL RAILROAD... Administration of the Certification Programs § 240.309 Railroad oversight responsibilities. (a) No later...

  8. 24 CFR 968.419 - Grantee's oversight responsibilities.

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    ... 24 Housing and Urban Development 4 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Grantee's oversight responsibilities. 968.419 Section 968.419 Housing and Urban Development REGULATIONS RELATING TO HOUSING AND URBAN... URBAN DEVELOPMENT PUBLIC HOUSING MODERNIZATION Vacancy Reduction Program § 968.419 Grantee's oversight...

  9. 46 CFR 160.001-5 - Production oversight.

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    2011-10-01

    ... 46 Shipping 6 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Production oversight. 160.001-5 Section 160.001-5...: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Life Preservers, General § 160.001-5 Production oversight. (a) General. Production tests and inspections must be conducted in accordance with this section, subpart...

  10. 22 CFR 96.32 - Internal structure and oversight.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Internal structure and oversight. 96.32 Section 96.32 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE LEGAL AND RELATED SERVICES ACCREDITATION OF AGENCIES AND... Accreditation and Approval Licensing and Corporate Governance § 96.32 Internal structure and oversight. (a) The...

  11. 22 CFR 96.32 - Internal structure and oversight.

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    ... 22 Foreign Relations 1 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Internal structure and oversight. 96.32 Section 96.32 Foreign Relations DEPARTMENT OF STATE LEGAL AND RELATED SERVICES ACCREDITATION OF AGENCIES AND... Accreditation and Approval Licensing and Corporate Governance § 96.32 Internal structure and oversight. (a) The...

  12. Report: EPA Should Bill Superfund Oversight Costs More Timely

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #11-P-0697, September 22, 2011. Based on our audit of oversight billings for nine sites in Regions 1, 5, and 9, we found that Region 5 did not timely bill or did not bill approximately $8.6 million in oversight costs for two sites.

  13. 13 CFR 120.1000 - Risk-Based Lender Oversight.

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    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Risk-Based Lender Oversight. 120.1000 Section 120.1000 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION BUSINESS LOANS Risk... Oversight. SBA supervises, examines, and regulates, and enforces laws against, SBA Supervised Lenders...

  14. 32 CFR 2700.51 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2700.51 Section 2700.51 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense OFFICE FOR MICRONESIAN STATUS NEGOTIATIONS SECURITY INFORMATION REGULATIONS Implementation and Review § 2700.51 Information Security Oversight Committee. The...

  15. 41 CFR 105-53.133 - Information Security Oversight Office.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Information Security... FUNCTIONS Central Offices § 105-53.133 Information Security Oversight Office. (a) Creation and authority. The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), headed by the Director of ISOO, who is appointed...

  16. 76 FR 71081 - Public Aircraft Oversight Safety Forum

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    ... SAFETY BOARD Public Aircraft Oversight Safety Forum The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) will convene a Public Aircraft Oversight Safety Forum which will begin at 9 a.m., Wednesday, November 30, 2011... participate. The forum is open to all and free to attend (there is no registration). Public aircraft are...

  17. 4 CFR 28.92 - Oversight of GAO EEO program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... inconsistencies with Subchapters III and IV of Chapter 7 of Title 31, U.S.C. or equal employment opportunity laws... Subchapters III and IV of Chapter 7 of Title 31, U.S.C. ... Oversight Procedures § 28.92 Oversight of GAO EEO program. (a) When requested by the Board in the...

  18. European otorhinolaryngology training programs: results of a European survey about training satisfaction, work environment and conditions in six countries.

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    Oker, N; Alotaibi, Naif H; Reichelt, A C; Herman, P; Bernal-Sprekelsen, M; Albers, Andreas E

    2017-09-11

    ORL-students and residents have an ongoing debate about the "best" programme in Europe. Aim of this study was to comparatively assess differences among programmes in training, satisfaction, quality of life (QoL) of residents and recent otorhinolaryngologist (ORL) specialists in France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Austria, and Belgium. A self-administered anonymous questionnaire, structured in ten sections including general information, provided guidance, working environment, training structure, teaching of medical students, publication work, QoL, and satisfaction with training, were emailed to residents and recent ORL specialists. 476 returned questionnaires from 6 countries revealed that daily work hours were the highest in France and Belgium with 11 and 10.4 h on average, respectively. QoL, work conditions, and salary were best in Germany followed by Austria in terms of possibility of part-time contracts, better respect for post-duty day off, and compensation for overtime. Satisfaction with training including support and guidance of seniors was lowest in Italy, but, on the other hand, the publication work and support had a more important place than in other countries. In Belgium, there was some gap between the quality of teaching and feedback from seniors as well as apprenticeship. The highest satisfaction with training was in France and Spain followed by Austria. The study results provide guidance before choosing an ORL training programme in Europe. Country-specific strengths could be included into future harmonization efforts to improve all programmes, facilitate professional exchange and, finally, establish standards-of-care carried out by well-trained doctors also looking after a satisfying work-life balance.

  19. Skills Training to Avoid Inadvertent Plagiarism: Results from a Randomised Control Study

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    Newton, Fiona J.; Wright, Jill D.; Newton, Joshua D.

    2014-01-01

    Plagiarism continues to be a concern within academic institutions. The current study utilised a randomised control trial of 137 new entry tertiary students to assess the efficacy of a scalable short training session on paraphrasing, patch writing and plagiarism. The results indicate that the training significantly enhanced students' overall…

  20. Gerontological Training in the Mental Health Professions: The Results of a National Survey.

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    Ryan, Nancy E.; Agresti, Albert A.

    1999-01-01

    Presents the results of a survey of 458 mental health training programs regarding the availability of coursework, research opportunities, and clinical training experiences to prepare their students for work with older adults. There were significant differences among counseling psychology, clinical psychology, MSW, and MA programs concerning the…

  1. Skills Training to Avoid Inadvertent Plagiarism: Results from a Randomised Control Study

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    Newton, Fiona J.; Wright, Jill D.; Newton, Joshua D.

    2014-01-01

    Plagiarism continues to be a concern within academic institutions. The current study utilised a randomised control trial of 137 new entry tertiary students to assess the efficacy of a scalable short training session on paraphrasing, patch writing and plagiarism. The results indicate that the training significantly enhanced students' overall…

  2. Corporate Takeovers: Assessment of Resulting Training Needs. Training and Development Research Center Project Number Thirty-Three.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Bjorkquist, David C.

    This document reports on a study of the training needs that result from actual or impending corporate takeovers, based on needs assessments at three corporations conducted by students as part of a university class over a period of 10 weeks. The first section describes the study's background and methodology. The qualitative research methodology…

  3. Survey results of the training, nutrition, and mental preparation of triathletes: practical implications of findings.

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    Dolan, Shawn H; Houston, Melinda; Martin, Scott B

    2011-07-01

    Although triathlon is growing in popularity at a remarkable rate, it has not been extensively studied. The aims of this research were to identify preparation strategies used by triathletes and to categorize these strategies according to gender and consultation with triathlon coaches. Survey data collected from 401 triathletes (207 males, 194 females) revealed training, nutritional, and mental preparation habits. Most participants engaged in strength training, consumed food and/or fluids during and after training, set training and competition goals, and applied mental preparation strategies during training and the hour before racing. Water was the most commonly consumed fluid; positive self-talk was the most used mental strategy. Participants were more likely to consult with a triathlon coach than a nutrition or sport psychology professional. Athletes with more years of experience in triathlon and those competing in longer distances were more likely to consult a triathlon coach. Female triathletes were more likely than male triathletes to train with others, use mental preparation strategies, and report feeling anxious before competitions. More male triathletes reported using nutritional supplements during training than their female counterparts. These findings add to the limited research base on triathletes' training habits, and hopefully will help guide practitioners who work with this group. The results provide guidance for collaborative efforts among training, nutrition, and mental health professionals to best support triathletes.

  4. Dietary glutamine supplementation partly reverses impaired macrophage function resulting from overload training in rats.

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    Xiao, Weihua; Chen, Peijie; Dong, Jingmei; Wang, Ru; Luo, Beibei

    2015-04-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of overload training on the function of peritoneal macrophages in rats, and to test the hypothesis that glutamine in vivo supplementation would partly reverse the eventual functional alterations induced by overload training in these cells. Forty male Wistar rats were randomly divided into 5 groups: control group (C), overload training group (E1), overload training and restore one week group (E2), glutamine-supplementation group (EG1), and glutamine-supplementation and restore 1-week group (EG2). All rats, except those placed on sedentary control were subjected to 11 weeks of overload training protocol. Blood hemoglobin, serum testosterone, and corticosterone of rats were measured. Moreover, the functions (chemotaxis, phagocytosis, cytokines synthesis, reactive oxygen species generation) of peritoneal macrophages were determined. Data showed that blood hemoglobin, serum testosterone, corticosterone and body weight in the overload training group decreased significantly as compared with the control group. Meanwhile, the chemotaxis capacity (decreased by 31%, p = .003), the phagocytosis capacity (decreased by 27%, p = .005), the reactive oxygen species (ROS) generation (decreased by 35%, p = .003) and the cytokines response capability of macrophages were inhibited by overload training. However, the hindering of phagocytosis and the cytokines response capability of macrophages induced by overload training could be ameliorated and reversed respectively, by dietary glutamine supplementation. These results suggest that overload training impairs the function of peritoneal macrophages, which is essential for the microbicidal actions of macrophages. This may represent a novel mechanism of immunodepression induced by overload training. Nonetheless, dietary glutamine supplementation could partly reverse the impaired macrophage function resulting from overload training.

  5. Harmonization and streamlining of research oversight for pragmatic clinical trials.

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    O'Rourke, P Pearl; Carrithers, Judith; Patrick-Lake, Bray; Rice, Todd W; Corsmo, Jeremy; Hart, Raffaella; Drezner, Marc K; Lantos, John D

    2015-10-01

    The oversight of research involving human participants is a complex process that requires institutional review board review as well as multiple non-institutional review board institutional reviews. This multifaceted process is particularly challenging for multisite research when each site independently completes all required local reviews. The lack of inter-institutional standardization can result in different review outcomes for the same protocol, which can delay study operations from start-up to study completion. Hence, there have been strong calls to harmonize and thus streamline the research oversight process. Although the institutional review board is only one of the required reviews, it is often identified as the target for harmonization and streamlining. Data regarding variability in decision-making and interpretation of the regulations across institutional review boards have led to a perception that variability among institutional review boards is a primary contributor to the problems with review of multisite research. In response, many researchers and policymakers have proposed the use of a single institutional review board of record, also called a central institutional review board, as an important remedy. While this proposal has merit, the use of a central institutional review board for multisite research does not address the larger problem of completing non-institutional review board institutional review in addition to institutional review board review—and coordinating the interdependence of these reviews. In this article, we describe the overall research oversight process, distinguish between institutional review board and institutional responsibilities, and identify challenges and opportunities for harmonization and streamlining. We focus on procedural and organizational issues and presume that the protection of human subjects remains the paramount concern. Suggested modifications of institutional review board processes that focus on time

  6. PANSS rater training using Internet and videoconference: results from a pilot study.

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    Kobak, Kenneth A; Opler, Mark G A; Engelhardt, Nina

    2007-05-01

    Problems associated with the clinician-administered rating scales have led to new approaches to improve rater training. These include interactive, on-line didactic tutorials and live, remote evaluation of raters' clinical skills through the use of videoconferencing. The purpose of this study was to evaluate this approach in training novice raters on the administration of the Positive and Negative Symptom Scale (PANSS). Twelve trainees with no prior PANSS experience completed didactic training via CD-ROM and two remote training sessions where they interviewed a standardized patient-actor while being remotely observed in real time and given feedback. Results found a significant improvement in trainees' conceptual knowledge and an improvement in trainees' clinical skills. The use of these technologies allows for training to be more effectively delivered to diverse sites in multi-center trials, and for evaluation of raters' applied clinical skills, an area that has previously been overlooked.

  7. Arkansas People Participating in Lead Education (APPLE): results of a lead-safe training program.

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    Ferguson, Alesia; Bursac, Zoran; Kern, David F

    2011-06-01

    Lead is still seen as one of the most harmful environmental toxins for young children, with the predominant source being deteriorating lead-based paint. Those at continued risk include those living in homes built before 1978, renovators and remodelers, and especially those with limited access to proper healthcare and diets. Proper training on lead-safe work practices focused on preventing and reducing the spread of lead dust can help reduce lead exposure. Presented in this paper are experiences in delivering lead-safe work practices training in six Arkansas cities, and results from pre- and post- surveys delivered before and immediately after the training. Pre- and post-surveys assess strong and weak areas of training. Participants demonstrated positive shifts in attitude and behavior towards lead-safe work practices following training. However, our research found that more emphasis should be focused on clarifying current lead exposure sources and routes for children.

  8. Photographed Rapid HIV Test Results Pilot Novel Quality Assessment and Training Schemes

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    Chiu, Yu-Ho C.; Ong, Joanna; Walker, Sandy; Kumalawati, July; Gartinah, Tintin; McPhee, Dale A.; Dax, Elizabeth M.

    2011-01-01

    HIV rapid diagnostic tests (RDTs) are now used widely in non-laboratory settings by non-laboratory-trained operators. Quality assurance programmes are essential in ensuring the quality of HIV RDT outcomes. However, there is no cost-effective means of supplying the many operators of RDTs with suitable quality assurance schemes. Therefore, it was examined whether photograph-based RDT results could be used and correctly interpreted in the non-laboratory setting. Further it was investigated if a single training session improved the interpretation skills of RDT operators. The photographs were interpreted, a 10-minute tutorial given and then a second interpretation session was held. It was established that the results could be read with accuracy. The participants (n = 75) with a range of skills interpreted results (>80% concordance with reference results) from a panel of 10 samples (three negative and seven positive) using four RDTs. Differences in accuracy of interpretation before and after the tutorial were marked in some cases. Training was more effective for improving the accurate interpretation of more complex results, e.g. results with faint test lines or for multiple test lines, and especially for improving interpretation skills of inexperienced participants. It was demonstrated that interpretation of RDTs was improved using photographed results allied to a 10-minute training session. It is anticipated that this method could be used for training but also for quality assessment of RDT operators without access to conventional quality assurance or training schemes requiring wet samples. PMID:21483842

  9. Project management oversight; Controversy or remedy

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    Lovejoy, N.B.; Mortensen, M.W. )

    1989-01-01

    In today's complex and litigious society with construction projects becoming ever more sophisticated, owners can no longer accept as a given that hiring a design engineer, construction manager, general contractor or an engineer procure construct (EPC) contractor ensures that their project will be well managed to complete on time and within budget. Mega capital projects today routinely encounter cost overruns and schedule delays. These circumstances create management problems, finger pointing, and lead to contractor claims which are becoming a major source of concern. This paper discusses one such avenue open to today's owners, to utilize the services of a project management oversight (PMO) consultant. PMO is a relatively new concept within the construction industry and as such is the subject of ongoing discussion and debate regarding its value.

  10. A managed care cycle provides contract oversight.

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    Stevenson, Paul B; Messinger, Stephen F; Welter, Terri

    2002-03-01

    In response to poor payment performance by health plans, providers are realizing that managed care contracts require systematic, ongoing management rather than a periodic focus. An effective managed care cycle that encompasses strategy development, implementation of the strategy through contracting and operations, and monitoring of contract performance can accomplish this needed oversight. Each phase requires specialized management tools, skills, and staff. Because of the importance of managed care to the provider's financial viability, a wide range of persons should be involved in the managed care cycle, including the board of directors, business office staff, senior management, and finance staff. As providers embrace a more structured approach to managed care, they will increase their chances of receiving accurate contracted payments.

  11. 49 CFR 659.39 - Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit...) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS; STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT Role of the State Oversight Agency § 659.39 Oversight agency reporting to the Federal...

  12. 49 CFR 659.39 - Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit...) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS; STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT Role of the State Oversight Agency § 659.39 Oversight agency reporting to the Federal...

  13. 49 CFR 659.39 - Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit...) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS; STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT Role of the State Oversight Agency § 659.39 Oversight agency reporting to the Federal...

  14. 49 CFR 659.39 - Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit...) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS; STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT Role of the State Oversight Agency § 659.39 Oversight agency reporting to the Federal...

  15. 49 CFR 659.39 - Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit Administration.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Oversight agency reporting to the Federal Transit...) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION RAIL FIXED GUIDEWAY SYSTEMS; STATE SAFETY OVERSIGHT Role of the State Oversight Agency § 659.39 Oversight agency reporting to the Federal...

  16. [Results of concentration training in normally intelligent students with poor concentration].

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    Vehreschild, T; Kossow, H J; Schulz-Wulf, G

    1984-03-01

    The contribution reports on the efficiencies of two different concentration training programmes tested on 40 normally intelligent boys with severely reduced concentration. Twenty of the boys received rhythmic music therapy and the other 20 received a special teaching programme based on psychological principles. Psychostimulants were also administered to 10 boys in each group. The success of treatment was assessed by comparison with an untreated group of pupils with reduced concentration. The boys who received additional psychostimulants achieved the greatest gain in learning as a result of concentration training. The special teaching programme is generally superior to rhythmic musical training.

  17. Training and capacity building evaluation: Maximizing resources and results with Success Case Method.

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    Medina, L; Acosta-Pérez, E; Velez, C; Martínez, G; Rivera, M; Sardiñas, L; Pattatucci, A

    2015-10-01

    This article describes the use of Success Case Method (Brinkerhoff, 2003) to evaluate health promotion and public health training programs. The goal of the Office Community Research and Engagement (OCRE) of the Puerto Rico Clinical and Translational Research Consortium (PRCTRC) is to establish a stable and sustainable translational research capacity. Early efforts toward achieving this goal included sponsoring two independent research training programs. A description of the implementation of the five step Success Case Method is presented. Results reveal that SCM would deem both trainings as highly successful, based upon the overall impact of a low number of success cases. However, a traditional summative evaluation would consider this disappointing. Strengths of SCM are discussed. It was concluded that the Success Case Method is a useful and valuable evaluative method for measuring the success of health promotion and public health training initiatives and provides sufficient information for decision-making processes.

  18. Training and Doctrine Command Acquisition Management and Oversight Supplement

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2011-06-01

    Independent Government Estimate IRAC Internal Review and Compliance JFCOM Joint Forces Command KO Contracting Officer MICC Mission and...Internal Review and Compliance ( IRAC ).The documents provided have been acquired from the FEDBIZOPS and may or may not have been used for award, but

  19. 10 CFR 440.23 - Oversight, training, and technical assistance.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... Section 440.23 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY ENERGY CONSERVATION WEATHERIZATION ASSISTANCE FOR LOW-INCOME... weatherization assistance for the dwelling units of low-income persons. (b) DOE shall also carry out periodic... that audits by or on behalf of subgrantees are conducted with reasonable frequency, on a...

  20. Notification: Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Hazardous Waste Imports

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY14-0036, March 26, 2014. The Office of Inspector General for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency plans to begin preliminary research on the EPA oversight of hazardous waste imports on April 14, 2014.

  1. 41 CFR 105-53.133 - Information Security Oversight Office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-07-01

    .... The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), headed by the Director of ISOO, who is appointed by the Administrator with the approval of the President, was established by the Administrator on November...

  2. 41 CFR 105-53.133 - Information Security Oversight Office.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    .... The Information Security Oversight Office (ISOO), headed by the Director of ISOO, who is appointed by the Administrator with the approval of the President, was established by the Administrator on November...

  3. 4 CFR 28.92 - Oversight of GAO EEO program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... in the exercise of its oversight responsibility, GAO shall provide: (1) Such plans, procedures and... discrimination in employment; (3) Quarterly statistical reports of pre-complaint counseling and of...

  4. 4 CFR 28.92 - Oversight of GAO EEO program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... in the exercise of its oversight responsibility, GAO shall provide: (1) Such plans, procedures and... discrimination in employment; (3) Quarterly statistical reports of pre-complaint counseling and of...

  5. 4 CFR 28.92 - Oversight of GAO EEO program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... in the exercise of its oversight responsibility, GAO shall provide: (1) Such plans, procedures and... discrimination in employment; (3) Quarterly statistical reports of pre-complaint counseling and of...

  6. Notification: Evaluation of EPA Oversight of Disaster Debris Management

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Project #OPE-FY15-0012, November 24, 2014. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) plans to begin preliminary research on EPA's oversight of disaster debris management in December 2014.

  7. Congressional Testimony: EPA Oversight - Unimplemented Inspector General and GAO Recommendations

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    September 6, 2017. Statement of Alan S. Larsen Counsel to the Inspector General U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before the Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Committee on Energy and Commerce U.S. House of Representatives.

  8. The dual role of the context in postpeak performance decrements resulting from extended training.

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    Urcelay, Gonzalo P; Witnauer, James E; Miller, Ralph R

    2012-12-01

    The context's role in Pavlovian conditioning depends on the trial spacing during training, with massed trials revealing a function akin to that of discrete stimuli, and spaced trials revealing a modulatory function (Urcelay & Miller, Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes, 36, 268-280, 2010). Here we examined the contextual determinants of a common but largely ignored effect: attenuated conditioned responding with extended reinforced training (i.e., a postpeak performance deficit [PPD]). Contextual sources of PPDs were investigated in four fear-conditioning experiments with rats. In Experiment 1, as the number of reinforced trials increased, conditioned responding decreased, even when testing occurred outside the training context. Experiment 2 revealed opposing influences of context on the PPD based on trial spacing, which interacted with whether testing occurred in the training context. This finding reconciles Experiment 1's results with previous data (Bouton, Frohardt, Sunsay, Waddell, & Morris, Journal of Experimental Psychology. Animal Behavior Processes, 34, 223-236, 2008). Experiment 3 suggested that extended training with these parameters did not lead to habituation to conditioned or unconditioned stimuli. In Experiment 4, few or many massed training trials were followed orthogonally by context extinction or no context extinction. After many pairings, context extinction reduced the PPD (i.e., enhanced responding), suggesting a competitive role of the context. These results, together with prior data suggesting that context modulates expressions of the PPD, are consistent with the view that contexts can play two distinctly different roles.

  9. Dedicated training program for shoulder sonography: the results of a quality program reverberate with everyone.

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    Delzell, Patricia B; Boyle, Alex; Schneider, Erika

    2015-06-01

    The purpose of this study was to define and report on the effect of a comprehensive musculoskeletal sonography training program to improve accuracy (sensitivity and specificity) for the diagnosis of rotator cuff tears in relatively inexperienced operators. Before the training program was implemented, radiologists (n = 12) had a mean of 2 years (range, <1-12 years) of experience performing and interpreting musculoskeletal sonography. Pre- and post-training shoulder sonographic results were compared to surgical reports or, in their absence, to shoulder magnetic resonance imaging or computed tomographic arthrographic results if within 2 months of the sonographic examination. A total of 82 patients were included in the pre-training group (January 2010-December 2011), and 50 patients were included in the post-training group (January 2012-June 2013). The accuracy, sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values were determined for the presence or absence of supraspinatus and infraspinatus tendon tears. After implementation of the training program, the sensitivity of sonography for detecting full-thickness rotator cuff tears increased by 14%, and the sensitivity for detecting partial-thickness rotator cuff tears increased by 3%. Quality improvement programs and acquisition standardization along with ongoing, focused case conferences for the entire care team increased the sensitivity of shoulder sonography for diagnosing both full- and partial-thickness rotator cuff tears, independent of the years of operator experience. © 2015 by the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine.

  10. Attempted Training of Alcohol Approach and Drinking Identity Associations in US Undergraduate Drinkers: Null Results from Two Studies

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    Lindgren, Kristen P.; Wiers, Reinout W.; Teachman, Bethany A.; Gasser, Melissa L.; Westgate, Erin C.; Cousijn, Janna; Enkema, Matthew C.; Neighbors, Clayton

    2015-01-01

    There is preliminary evidence that approach avoid training can shift implicit alcohol associations and improve treatment outcomes. We sought to replicate and extend those findings in US undergraduate social drinkers (Study 1) and at-risk drinkers (Study 2). Three adaptations of the approach avoid task (AAT) were tested. The first adaptation – the approach avoid training – was a replication and targeted implicit alcohol approach associations. The remaining two adaptations – the general identity and personalized identity trainings – targeted implicit drinking identity associations, which are robust predictors of hazardous drinking in US undergraduates. Study 1 included 300 undergraduate social drinkers. They were randomly assigned to real or sham training conditions for one of the three training adaptations, and completed two training sessions, spaced one week apart. Study 2 included 288 undergraduates at risk for alcohol use disorders. The same training procedures were used, but the two training sessions occurred within a single week. Results were not as expected. Across both studies, the approach avoid training yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes. The general identity training also yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes with one exception; individuals who completed real training demonstrated no changes in drinking refusal self-efficacy whereas individuals who completed sham training had reductions in self-efficacy. Finally, across both studies, the personalized identity training yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes. Despite having relatively large samples and using a well-validated training task, study results indicated all three training adaptations were ineffective at this dose in US undergraduates. These findings are important because training studies are costly and labor-intensive. Future

  11. Attempted Training of Alcohol Approach and Drinking Identity Associations in US Undergraduate Drinkers: Null Results from Two Studies.

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    Lindgren, Kristen P; Wiers, Reinout W; Teachman, Bethany A; Gasser, Melissa L; Westgate, Erin C; Cousijn, Janna; Enkema, Matthew C; Neighbors, Clayton

    2015-01-01

    There is preliminary evidence that approach avoid training can shift implicit alcohol associations and improve treatment outcomes. We sought to replicate and extend those findings in US undergraduate social drinkers (Study 1) and at-risk drinkers (Study 2). Three adaptations of the approach avoid task (AAT) were tested. The first adaptation - the approach avoid training - was a replication and targeted implicit alcohol approach associations. The remaining two adaptations - the general identity and personalized identity trainings - targeted implicit drinking identity associations, which are robust predictors of hazardous drinking in US undergraduates. Study 1 included 300 undergraduate social drinkers. They were randomly assigned to real or sham training conditions for one of the three training adaptations, and completed two training sessions, spaced one week apart. Study 2 included 288 undergraduates at risk for alcohol use disorders. The same training procedures were used, but the two training sessions occurred within a single week. Results were not as expected. Across both studies, the approach avoid training yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes. The general identity training also yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes with one exception; individuals who completed real training demonstrated no changes in drinking refusal self-efficacy whereas individuals who completed sham training had reductions in self-efficacy. Finally, across both studies, the personalized identity training yielded no evidence of training effects on implicit alcohol associations or alcohol outcomes. Despite having relatively large samples and using a well-validated training task, study results indicated all three training adaptations were ineffective at this dose in US undergraduates. These findings are important because training studies are costly and labor-intensive. Future research

  12. Military Education: Additional DOD Guidance Is Needed to Enhance Oversight of the Service Academies and Their Preparatory Schools

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    2012-02-27

    Military Personnel: The DOD and Coast Guard Academies Have Taken Steps to Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault , but Greater Federal Oversight...military training activities and mandatory athletic activities. In return for their free education, the graduates must serve on active duty for 5...Academies: Academic Review Processes. GAO/NSIAD-95-57. Washington, D.C.: April 5, 1995. DOD Service Academies: Update on Extent of Sexual Harassment

  13. Review of the OSHA framework for oversight of occupational environments.

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    Choi, Jae-Young; Ramachandran, Gurumurthy

    2009-01-01

    The OSHA system for oversight of chemicals in the workplace was evaluated to derive lessons for oversight of nanotechnology. Criteria relating to the development, attributes, evolution, and outcomes of the system were used for evaluation that was based upon quantitative expert elicitation and historical literature analysis. The oversight system had inadequate resources in terms of finances, expertise, and personnel, and insufficient incentive for compliance. The system showed a lack of flexibility in novel situations. There were minimal requirements on companies for data on health and safety of their products. These factors have a strong influence on public confidence and health and safety. The oversight system also scored low on attributes such as public input, transparency, empirical basis, conflict of interest, and informed consent. The experts in our sample tend to believe that the current oversight system for chemicals in the workplace is neither adequate nor effective. It is very likely that the performance of the OSHA oversight system for nanomaterials will be equally inadequate.

  14. Memory Training and Strategy Use in Older Adults: Results from the ACTIVE Study

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    Gross, Alden L.; Rebok, George W.

    2013-01-01

    Little is known about the long-term effects of memory training in later life on strategy use. Data from the Advanced Cognitive Training for Independent and Vital Elderly (ACTIVE) study (n = 1,401) were used to describe strategy use in a community-dwelling sample of older adults. Strategy clustering scores on verbal list learning tasks of episodic memory were used to test the impact of memory training on strategy use and study longitudinal associations between strategy clustering, memory performance, and everyday functioning. Results suggested that younger, female, white, healthier, and more educated participants show higher strategy clustering scores initially but no characteristics were consistently associated with different trajectories in strategy clustering across all strategy clustering measures together. Memory training had significant immediate effects on all measures of strategy use that were maintained through five years of follow-up. With respect to longitudinal mediation, pre-post training changes in most strategy clustering scores mediate changes in objective memory performance and everyday functioning, implying that strategies can be modified and are closely related to both memory ability and the ability to function independently. This study provides evidence that older adults can be trained to use cognitive strategies, the effects are durable, and strategies are associated with memory and everyday functioning. PMID:21443356

  15. Pain intensity rating training: results from an exploratory study of the ACTTION PROTECCT system.

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    Smith, Shannon M; Amtmann, Dagmar; Askew, Robert L; Gewandter, Jennifer S; Hunsinger, Matthew; Jensen, Mark P; McDermott, Michael P; Patel, Kushang V; Williams, Mark; Bacci, Elizabeth D; Burke, Laurie B; Chambers, Christine T; Cooper, Stephen A; Cowan, Penney; Desjardins, Paul; Etropolski, Mila; Farrar, John T; Gilron, Ian; Huang, I-zu; Katz, Mitchell; Kerns, Robert D; Kopecky, Ernest A; Rappaport, Bob A; Resnick, Malca; Strand, Vibeke; Vanhove, Geertrui F; Veasley, Christin; Versavel, Mark; Wasan, Ajay D; Turk, Dennis C; Dworkin, Robert H

    2016-05-01

    Clinical trial participants often require additional instruction to prevent idiosyncratic interpretations regarding completion of patient-reported outcomes. The Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) public-private partnership developed a training system with specific, standardized guidance regarding daily average pain intensity ratings. A 3-week exploratory study among participants with low-back pain, osteoarthritis of the knee or hip, and painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy was conducted, randomly assigning participants to 1 of 3 groups: training with human pain assessment (T+); training with automated pain assessment (T); or no training with automated pain assessment (C). Although most measures of validity and reliability did not reveal significant differences between groups, some benefit was observed in discriminant validity, amount of missing data, and ranking order of least, worst, and average pain intensity ratings for participants in Group T+ compared with the other groups. Prediction of greater reliability in average pain intensity ratings in Group T+ compared with the other groups was not supported, which might indicate that training produces ratings that reflect the reality of temporal pain fluctuations. Results of this novel study suggest the need to test the training system in a prospective analgesic treatment trial.

  16. Military Personnel. The DOD and Coast Guard Academies Have Taken Steps to Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault, but Greater Federal Oversight is Needed

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    2008-01-01

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month Assists the senior commander to meet annual SAPR training requirements, including orientation for newly assigned...by providing sexual harassment and assault orientation briefings for new students and personnel. Each of the DOD academies employs different...Address Incidents of Sexual Harassment and Assault, but Greater Federal Oversight Is Needed January 2008 GAO-08-296 Report Documentation

  17. Workforce Training Results: An Evaluation of Washington State's Workforce Development System, 2000.

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    Washington State Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, Olympia.

    The third biennial outcome evaluation of the state of Washington's workforce development system analyzed the results of nine of the state's largest workforce development programs plus employer-provided training for participants who left programs from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998. For reporting results, the nine programs were grouped into three…

  18. Central inhibition of refractory overactive bladder complaints, results of an inpatient training program.

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    Meijer, E F J; Nieuwhof-Leppink, A J; Dekker-Vasse, E; de Joode-Smink, G C J; de Jong, T P V M

    2015-02-01

    Overactive bladder (OAB) in children has an overall reported incidence of 16.6-17.8%, with its prevalence of 0.2-9% varying largely between age and gender. OAB is the most important burden in pediatric urology because of the limited effect of treatment. OAB with imperative urge and/or urge incontinence can often be successfully treated with urotherapy and pharmacological treatment. Nevertheless, approximately 20% of patients are considered to be therapy resistant for common treatment options. For the latter group, an inpatient cognitive and biofeedback training program for children has been developed. Our objective is to evaluate the effect of an inpatient cognitive and biofeedback training program for children with urge complaints and urge incontinence based on overactive bladder (OAB) after failed earlier treatment by anticholinergic medication and by outpatient urotherapy. A search for predictors for success of treatment outcome is included in the study. Seventy children with therapy refractory incontinence based on OAB went through a 10-day in-hospital training program between 2007 and 2010. The children were aged between 7 and 13 years (mean 9.29 years) and 48 (68.6%) were male. An essential part of this program is teaching the children central inhibition of their bladder to suppress bladder overactivity. Before attending this training program patients had on average 41.1 months of fruitless treatment by urotherapy and medication, and if needed preceding surgery for meatus correction or deobstruction. The training result was evaluated 6 months after completion of the inpatient training program. A questionnaire was subsequently conducted 2 years after the training to evaluate the long-term efficacy of this program. Six months after training, evaluation showed that 30 of the 70 patients (42.9%) were free of complaints, 22 (31.4%) had a significant reduction in complaints and 18 (25.7%) had no improvement. Logistic regression analysis was used to look at several

  19. Dynamic oversight: implementation gaps and challenges

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    Howard, John

    2011-04-01

    Nanotechnology is touted as a transformative technology in that it is predicted to improve many aspects of human life. There are hundreds of products in the market that utilize nanostructures in their design, such as composite materials made out of carbon or metal oxides. Potential risks to consumers, to the environment, and to workers from the most common passive nanomaterial—carbon nanotubes—are emerging through scientific research. Newer more active nanostructures—such as cancer therapies and targeted drug systems—are also increasing in use and are raising similar risk concerns. Governing the risks to workers is the subject of this commentary. The Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 grants the Occupational Safety and Health Administration the legal authority to set occupational health standards to insure that no worker suffers material impairment of health from work. However, setting a standard to protect workers from nanotechnology risks may occur some time in the future because the risks to workers have not been well characterized scientifically. Alternative risk governances—such as dynamic oversight through stakeholder partnerships, "soft law" approaches, and national adoption of international consensus standards—are evaluated in this article.

  20. Training the biomedical informatics workforce in Latin America: results of a needs assessment

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    Blas, Magaly M; Curioso, Walter H; Zimic, Mirko; Carcamo, Cesar P; Castagnetto, Jesus M; Lescano, Andres G; Lopez, Diego M

    2011-01-01

    Objective To report the results of a needs assessment of research and training in Medical Informatics (MI) and Bioinformatics (BI) in Latin America. Methods and results This assessment was conducted by QUIPU: The Andean Global Health Informatics Research and Training Center. After sending email invitations to MI–BI related professionals from Latin America, 142 surveys were received from 11 Latin American countries. The following were the top four ranked MI-related courses that a training programme should include: introduction to biomedical informatics; data representation and databases; mobile health; and courses that address issues of security, confidentiality and privacy. Several new courses and topics for research were suggested by survey participants. The information collected is guiding the development of curricula and a research agenda for the MI and BI QUIPU multidisciplinary programme for the Andean Region and Latin America. PMID:22080537

  1. [Simulation-based anaesthesia crisis resource management training. Results of a survey on learning success].

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    Schröder, T; von Heymann, C H; Ortwein, H; Rau, J; Wernecke, K D; Spies, C

    2009-10-01

    Up to as many as 38,000 people die in German hospitals each year as a result of preventable medical errors. Anesthetic procedures are generally safer than internal medical procedures and the mortality associated with anesthesia is estimated to be 3.3-5 cases per million. However, this is still 10 times higher than the risk associated with civilian aviation for example. Up to 80% of mistakes are attributable to inadequate execution of non-technical skills (NTS) such as communication, teamwork and organization of the working environment. Training in non-technical skills through Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) is an integral part of the Berlin Simulation Training (BeST) curriculum. The aim of this study was to describe the subjective evaluation of change in routine clinical behavior as a result of simulator training using latent outcome variables such as "subjective evaluation of learning outcome", with special emphasis on communication. In total 235 doctors with varying levels of professional experience received BeST training between 2001 and 2004. An anonymous postal questionnaire was sent to 228 of these participants and the response rate was 64% The questionnaire contained 13 questions covering evaluation of the workshop and learning outcome with respect to communication in the operating room (OR), teamwork in the OR and medical knowledge. Following factor analysis 3 latent outcome variables (subjective evaluation of the learning outcome, workshop-related change in perception of the value of communication and general value and relevance) were generated. Logistic regression was used to determine whether there was any relationship between the latent outcome variables and a number of independent factors. It was not possible to demonstrate any relationship between the level of professional training, age or date of the workshop and the variables selected to describe subjective evaluation of behavioral change as a result of the workshop. How realistic the

  2. Does training-induced orthostatic hypotension result from reduced carotid baroreflex responsiveness?

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    Pawelczyk, James A.; Raven, Peter B.

    1994-01-01

    As manned space travel has steadily increased in duration and sophistication, the answer to a simple, relevant question remains elusive. Does endurance exercise training - high intensity rhythmic activity, performed regularly for extended periods of time - alter the disposition to, or severity of, postflight orthostatic hypotension? Research results continue to provide different views; however, data are difficult to compare because of the following factors that vary between investigations: the type of orthostatic stress imposed (+Gz, lower body negative pressure (LBNP), head-up tilt); pretest perturbations used (exercise, heat exposure, head-down tilting, bed rest, water immersion, hypohydration, pharmacologically-induced diuresis); the length of the training program used in longitudinal investigations (days versus weeks versus months); the criteria used to define fitness; and the criteria used to define orthostatic tolerance. Generally, research results indicate that individuals engaged in aerobic exercise activities for a period of years have been reported to have reduced orthostatic tolerance compared to untrained control subjects, while the results of shorter term longitudinal studies remain equivocal. Such conclusions suggest that chronic athletic training programs reduce orthostatic tolerance, whereas relatively brief (days to weeks) training programs do not affect orthostatic tolerance to any significant degree (increase or decrease). A primary objective was established to identify the alterations in blood pressure control that contribute to training-induced orthostatic hypotension (TIOH). Although any aspect of blood pressure regulation is suspect, current research has been focused on the baroreceptor system. Reductions in carotid baroreflex responsiveness have been documented in exercise-trained rabbits, reportedly due to an inhibitory influence from cardiac afferent, presumably vagal, nerve fibers that is abolished with intrapericardiac denervation. The

  3. Mobile health applications: the patchwork of legal and liability issues suggests strategies to improve oversight.

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    Yang, Y Tony; Silverman, Ross D

    2014-02-01

    Mobile health (mHealth) technology has facilitated the transition of care beyond the traditional hospital setting to the homes of patients. Yet few studies have evaluated the legal implications of the expansion of mHealth applications, or "apps." Such apps are affected by a patchwork of policies related to medical licensure, privacy and security protection, and malpractice liability. For example, the privacy protections of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) of 1996 may apply to only some uses of the apps. Similarly, it is not clear what a doctor's malpractice liability would be if he or she injured a patient as the result of inaccurate information supplied by the patient's self-monitoring health app. This article examines the legal issues related to the oversight of health apps, discusses current federal regulations, and suggests strategies to improve the oversight of these apps.

  4. The Interplay of Ethics, Animal Welfare, and IACUC Oversight on the Reproducibility of Animal Studies.

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    Pritt, Stacy L; Hammer, Robert E

    2017-03-01

    Reproducibility in animal studies has been defined as the ability of a result to be replicated through independent experiments within the same or among different laboratories. Over the past few years, much has been written and said about the lack of reproducibility of animal studies. Reasons that are commonly cited for this lack of reproducibility include inappropriate study design, errors in conducting the research, and potential fraud. In the quest to understand the basis for this lack of reproducibility, scientists have not fully considered the potential ramifications on ethical constructs for animal research, animal welfare considerations in animal research programs, the regulatory environment, and oversight by IACUCs. Here, we review how ethical theories behind animal research, policies, and practices meant to enhance animal welfare and the IACUC oversight process influence the reproducibility of animal studies, a previously undiscussed topic in the peer-reviewed literature.

  5. Relationship between Past Academic Performance and Results of Specialty In-Training Examinations.

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    Ronai, Ann K.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Records of 63 medical school graduates were examined for predictors of achievement on in-training examinations in anesthesia and orthopedic surgery. The previous academic records were found to contain little to predict examination results, and the correlation between college nonscience subjects and exam performance was negative. (Author/MSE)

  6. Emergent Intraverbal Forms May Occur as a Result of Listener Training for Children with Autism

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    Smith, Dean P.; Eikeseth, Svein; Fletcher, Sarah E.; Montebelli, Lisa; Smith, Holly R.; Taylor, Jennifer C.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to assess whether intraverbal behavior, in the form of answers to questions, emerges as a result of listener training for five children diagnosed with autism. Listener responses were targeted and taught using prompting and differential reinforcement. Following successful acquisition of listener responses, the…

  7. Innovative Approaches to Assessment of Results of Higher School Students Training

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    Vaganova, Olga I.; Medvedeva, Tatiana Yu.; Kirdyanova, Elena R.; Kazantseva, Galina A.; Karpukova, Albina A.

    2016-01-01

    The basis of assessment tools selection for performance of control and evaluation of training results subject to requirements of modular-competence approach has been disclosed. The experience in implementation of assessment tools during "General and professional pedagogy" course has been observed. The objective of the study is rationale…

  8. Emergent Intraverbal Forms May Occur as a Result of Listener Training for Children with Autism

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    Smith, Dean P.; Eikeseth, Svein; Fletcher, Sarah E.; Montebelli, Lisa; Smith, Holly R.; Taylor, Jennifer C.

    2016-01-01

    The purpose of the present study was to assess whether intraverbal behavior, in the form of answers to questions, emerges as a result of listener training for five children diagnosed with autism. Listener responses were targeted and taught using prompting and differential reinforcement. Following successful acquisition of listener responses, the…

  9. Bilingual Education Instructional and Training Materials. Field Test Results and Final Phase II Report.

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    Mahone, Alicia

    The report describes a federally funded project for the development of an innovative approach to bilingual curriculum and instruction and inservice teacher training. A needs assessment and research process resulted in development and field testing of a set of bilingual Spanish-English instructional materials for limited-English-speaking urban…

  10. 30 CFR 250.1507 - How will BSEE measure training results?

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    2014-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false How will BSEE measure training results? 250.1507 Section 250.1507 Mineral Resources BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF..., deepwater well control, and production safety duties. (d) Hands-on production safety, simulator, or live...

  11. 30 CFR 250.1507 - How will BSEE measure training results?

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    2012-07-01

    ... 30 Mineral Resources 2 2012-07-01 2012-07-01 false How will BSEE measure training results? 250.1507 Section 250.1507 Mineral Resources BUREAU OF SAFETY AND ENVIRONMENTAL ENFORCEMENT, DEPARTMENT OF..., deepwater well control, and production safety duties. (d) Hands-on production safety, simulator, or live...

  12. Relationship between Past Academic Performance and Results of Specialty In-Training Examinations.

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    Ronai, Ann K.; And Others

    1984-01-01

    Records of 63 medical school graduates were examined for predictors of achievement on in-training examinations in anesthesia and orthopedic surgery. The previous academic records were found to contain little to predict examination results, and the correlation between college nonscience subjects and exam performance was negative. (Author/MSE)

  13. Cognitive Effects of Mindfulness Training: Results of a Pilot Study Based on a Theory Driven Approach

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    Wimmer, Lena; Bellingrath, Silja; von Stockhausen, Lisa

    2016-01-01

    The present paper reports a pilot study which tested cognitive effects of mindfulness practice in a theory-driven approach. Thirty-four fifth graders received either a mindfulness training which was based on the mindfulness-based stress reduction approach (experimental group), a concentration training (active control group), or no treatment (passive control group). Based on the operational definition of mindfulness by Bishop et al. (2004), effects on sustained attention, cognitive flexibility, cognitive inhibition, and data-driven as opposed to schema-based information processing were predicted. These abilities were assessed in a pre-post design by means of a vigilance test, a reversible figures test, the Wisconsin Card Sorting Test, a Stroop test, a visual search task, and a recognition task of prototypical faces. Results suggest that the mindfulness training specifically improved cognitive inhibition and data-driven information processing. PMID:27462287

  14. Transparency and oversight in local wellness policies.

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    Chriqui, Jamie F; Chaloupka, Frank J

    2011-02-01

    Advocates have called for increased wellness policy transparency and oversight through the use of health advisory councils. This study examines (1) wellness policy transparency, (2) advisory council requirements, (3) factors associated with each, and (4) whether transparency or advisory council requirements are indicative of a stronger policy addressing nutrition and physical activity. Policies for school year 2007-2008 were obtained from a nationally representative sample of 641 districts and analyzed for their applicability to elementary, middle, and high school levels. Main outcome measures included (1) policy transparency (online availability), (2) advisory council requirements, and (3) overall policy strength. T-tests assessed variability in policy strength by transparency and advisory council requirements. Multivariate logistic and linear regression analyses controlled for district size, socioeconomic status, race/ethnicity, region, and locale; models of advisory council/policy strength relationships also controlled for state advisory council requirements. More than 41% of districts posted wellness policies online and more than 43% required advisory councils. Transparency was less likely in small-/medium-sized and non-southern districts; and, for elementary school policies, most common in majority Hispanic districts. Advisory council requirements were less likely in small-/medium-sized districts for middle/high school policies and more likely in majority Hispanic districts for elementary school policies. After adjusting for all covariates, transparency was not associated with policy strength, but advisory council requirements significantly predicted policy strength. Transparency may facilitate awareness, but it does not mean that wellness policies will be stronger; however, advisory council requirements may be a marker for stronger policies. © 2011, American School Health Association.

  15. The Fellowship Council: a decade of impact on surgical training.

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    Fowler, Dennis L; Hogle, Nancy J

    2013-10-01

    The objective of this project is to document the history of the Fellowship Council (FC) and report its current impact on surgical training. The need for advanced training in laparoscopic surgery resulted in the rapid development of fellowships for which there was no oversight. Fellowship program directors began meeting in the 1990s and formally created the FC in 2004 to provide that oversight. To obtain information with which to create a narrative of the history of the FC, the authors performed a detailed review of all available minutes from the meetings of the various iterations of the council and its committees between 2001 and 2012. Information about fellowships and meetings of the directors of fellowships prior to 2001 are based on information included in minutes of meetings after 2001. Minimally invasive surgery fellowship program directors in collaboration with surgical societies created the FC to bring order to the application process for residents and program directors. It has evolved into an organization with mature, reliable processes for application, matching, curriculum development, accreditation, and reporting. It now receives applications from more than 30 % of graduating chief residents in general surgery. It has 223 accredited fellowship positions in the following disciplines: Minimally invasive surgery, bariatric/metabolic surgery, Flexible endoscopy, hepato-pancreato-biliary Surgery, colorectal surgery, and Thoracic surgery. The FC provides a reliable, fair process for matching residents with fellowship programs and has successfully expanded its oversight of such programs with mature processes for accreditation, curriculum development, and reporting.

  16. Extended Bioventing Testing Results at the Medical Training Facility, Westover ARB

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    2007-11-02

    Parsons Engineering Science, Inc. (Parsons ES) is pleased to submit the results of the extended bioventing testing at the Medical Training Facility...performed by Parsons ES from 29 July 1996 to 2 August 1996 to assess the extent of remediation completed during one year of air injection bioventing . The...purpose of this letter is to summarize bioventing activities to date, present the results of the most recent respiration testing and soil gas sampling

  17. Results from an Investigation into Extra-Vehicular Activity (EVA) Training Related Shoulder Injuries

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    Johnson, Brian J.; Williams, David R.

    2004-01-01

    The number and complexity of extravehicular activities (EVAs) required for the completion and maintenance of the International Space Station (ISS) is unprecedented. The training required to successfully complete this magnitude of space walks presents a real risk of overuse musculoskeletal injuries to the EVA crew population. There was mounting evidence raised by crewmembers, trainers, and physicians at the Johnson Space Center (JSC) between 1999 and 2002 that suggested a link between training in the Neutral - Buoyancy Lab (NBL) and the several reported cases of shoulder injuries. The short- and long-term health consequences of shoulder injury to astronauts in training as well as the potential mission impact associated with surgical intervention to assigned EVA crew point to this as a critical problem that must be mitigated. Thus, a multi-directorate tiger team was formed in December of 2002 led by the EVA Office and Astronaut Office at the JSC. The primary objectives of this Tiger Team were to evaluate the prevalence of these injuries and substantiate the relationship to training in the NBL with the crew person operating in the EVA Mobility Unit (EMU). Between December 2002 and June of 2003 the team collected data, surveyed crewmembers, consulted with a variety of physicians, and performed tests. The results of this effort were combined with the vast knowledge and experience of the Tiger Team members to formulate several findings and over fifty recommendations. This paper summarizes those findings and recommendations as well as the process by which these were determined. The Tiger Team concluded that training in the NBL was directly linked to several major and minor shoulder injuries that had occurred. With the assistance of JSC flight surgeons, outside consultants, and the lead crewmember/physician on the team, the mechanisms of injury were determined. These mechanisms were then linked to specific aspects of the hardware design, operational techniques, and the

  18. How Governing Boards Provide Oversight for Community Colleges: Understanding the Differences between State-Appointed and Elected Boards

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    Downey-Schilling, JoAnna

    2012-01-01

    The purpose of this study was to compare how elected and appointed board trustees provide oversight for the community colleges they serve. The rationale for this study was that little examination of board governance processes at community colleges had occurred and, as a result, board members may lack the understanding necessary for effectively…

  19. Broadening measures of success: results of a behavioral health translational research training program.

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    Baldwin, Julie A; Williamson, Heather J; Eaves, Emery R; Levin, Bruce L; Burton, Donna L; Massey, Oliver T

    2017-07-24

    While some research training programs have considered the importance of mentoring in inspiring professionals to engage in translational research, most evaluations emphasize outcomes specific to academic productivity as primary measures of training program success. The impact of such training or mentoring programs on stakeholders and local community organizations engaged in translational research efforts has received little attention. The purpose of this evaluation is to explore outcomes other than traditional academic productivity in a translational research graduate certificate program designed to pair graduate students and behavioral health professionals in collaborative service-learning projects. Semi-structured qualitative interviews with scholars, community mentors, and academic mentors were conducted regarding a translational research program to identify programmatic impacts. Interviews were transcribed and coded by the research team to identify salient themes related to programmatic outcomes. Results are framed using the Translational Research Impact Scale which is organized into three overarching domains of potential impact: (1) research-related impacts, (2) translational impacts, and (3) societal impacts. This evaluation demonstrates the program's impact in all three domains of the TRIS evaluation framework. Graduate certificate participants (scholars) reported that gaining experience in applied behavioral health settings added useful skills and expertise to their present careers and increased their interest in pursuing translational research. Scholars also described benefits resulting from networks gained through participation in the program, including valuable ties between the university and community behavioral health organizations. This evaluation of the outcomes of a graduate certificate program providing training in translational research highlights the need for more community-oriented and practice-based measures of success. Encouraging practitioner

  20. Exercise training improves depressive symptoms in people with multiple sclerosis: results of a meta-analysis.

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    Ensari, Ipek; Motl, Robert W; Pilutti, Lara A

    2014-06-01

    There is a high prevalence, yet under-treatment of depressive disorder and symptoms by conventional therapy in people with multiple sclerosis (MS). We conducted a meta-analysis examining the overall effect of exercise training on depressive symptoms in MS. We searched PubMed for randomized controlled trials (RCT) of exercise training and depression as an outcome in samples with MS. There were 13 RCTs that met inclusion criteria and yielded data for effect size (ES) generation (Cohen's d). An overall ES was calculated using a random effects model and expressed as Hedge's g. The weighted mean ES was small, but statistically significant (Hedge's g=0.36, SE=0.09, 95% CI=0.18-0.54, z=3.92, p<.001) indicating the exercise training resulted in an improvement in depressive symptoms compared to control. The overall effect was not heterogeneous (Q=16.46, df=12, p=0.17, I2=27.08); and post-hoc, exploratory analyses only identified depression symptom scale as a potential moderator variable (p=0.04). The cumulative evidence indicates that exercise training can yield a small, yet statistically significant and reliable reduction in depressive symptoms for people with MS. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  1. Effect of intensive physician oversight on a prehospital rapid-sequence intubation program.

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    Cushman, Jeremy T; Zachary Hettinger, Aaron; Farney, Aaron; Shah, Manish N

    2010-01-01

    To examine the effects of adding close concurrent and retrospective physician oversight, consistent with National Association of EMS Physicians (NAEMSP) recommendations, to an existing regional prehospital rapid-sequence intubation (RSI) program. This study involved a retrospective cohort of patients receiving RSI between January 1, 2004, and July 31, 2008. On January 1, 2007, an updated program including additional concurrent and retrospective physician oversight, increased RSI-specific continuing medical education, and cadaver laboratory training was implemented. Study patients were divided into a preintervention group (group 1) and a postintervention group (group 2) based on date of medical care. Data regarding baseline characteristics, airway management, medication usage, and performance factors were compared between the groups. A retrospective review by two emergency medical services (EMS) physicians assessed whether the RSI was "clearly indicated" based on a predetermined set of criteria. There were 109 RSIs performed in group 1 and 54 in group 2. Absolute increases in the use of both basic life support (BLS) (5%, p = 0.2) and advanced life support (ALS) (41%, p = 0.001) airway techniques were observed. Increases in postintubation administration of midazolam (30%, p = 0.001) and morphine (24%, p = 0.001) and a decrease for vecuronium (-28%, p = 0.001) were observed. There was no statistically significant difference in the intubation success rates (92% vs. 94%) and the frequencies of recognized esophageal endotracheal tube (ETT) placement (5% vs. 6%). The number of unrecognized esophageal ETT placements remained zero. Physician chart review demonstrated an absolute increase in "clearly indicated" RSIs (17%, p = 0.01). Close concurrent and retrospective physician oversight consistent with recommendations from the NAEMSP is associated with improved cognitive skills in paramedics, including appropriate patient selection for RSI. Further research is warranted to

  2. Safety study - oversight of rail rapid-transit safety

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    Not Available

    1991-07-23

    Annually, about 1.8 billion passengers ride on the rail rapid transit systems operating in the United States. Although this form of transportation is generally safe, the potential exists for a substantial loss of life in the event of a collision, derailment, fire, or other emergency. The safety study examines the adequacy of current oversight of rail rapid transit safety. The safety issues discussed are the effectiveness of current oversight activities exercised by the States in which rail rapid transit systems are operating; the preciseness of rail rapid transit accident/injury data; and the Federal Government's role in the oversight of rail rapid transit safety. Recommendations concerning these issues were made to the Department of Transportation, the Urban Mass Transportation Administration, the District of Columbia, and States in which rail rapid transit systems are currently operating.

  3. Preventive medicine oversight of splash pads on military installations.

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    Hardcastle, Lisa Raysby; Perry, Matthew; Browne, Ashley

    2015-01-01

    Over the past several years, an increasing number of military installations have installed splash pads that provide fun, recreational water entertainment for Soldiers and their families. The addition of splash pads brings added responsibilities for medical treatment facility preventive medicine oversight and installation facilities maintenance to ensure a safe and healthy environment. Currently, there are no consistent standards or detailed guidance for military installations to follow when installing and maintaining splash pads. The central issues associated with splash pads on military installations are water quality and risk for waterborne illnesses, responsibility for safety and health oversight, and federal energy and water sustainability mandates. This article examines the importance of implementing a standard for design and oversight to ensure the health and safety of Soldiers and their families.

  4. Determining Specificity of Motor Imagery Training for Upper Limb Improvement in Chronic Stroke Patients: A Training Protocol and Pilot Results

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    Craje, Celine

    2010-01-01

    Motor imagery (MI) refers to the mental rehearsal of a movement without actual motor output. MI training has positive effects on upper limb recovery after stroke. However, until now it is unclear whether this effect is specific to the trained task or a more general motor skill improvement. This study was set up to advance our insights into the…

  5. Determining Specificity of Motor Imagery Training for Upper Limb Improvement in Chronic Stroke Patients: A Training Protocol and Pilot Results

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    Craje, Celine

    2010-01-01

    Motor imagery (MI) refers to the mental rehearsal of a movement without actual motor output. MI training has positive effects on upper limb recovery after stroke. However, until now it is unclear whether this effect is specific to the trained task or a more general motor skill improvement. This study was set up to advance our insights into the…

  6. Report: Additional Efforts Needed to Improve EPA’s Oversight of Assistance Agreements

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    Report #2002-P-00018, September 30, 2002. Although EPA developed corrective actions to improve oversight controls for assistance agreements, a number of EPA OIG, Agency, and GAO reviews determined that oversight continued to be a weakness.

  7. 20 CFR 667.410 - What are the oversight roles and responsibilities of recipients and subrecipients?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... INVESTMENT ACT Oversight and Monitoring § 667.410 What are the oversight roles and responsibilities of... requirements for subrecipients and the applicable cost principles indicated at § 667.200 for all...

  8. 30 CFR 250.1507 - How will MMS measure training results?

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-07-01

    ... program, using one or more of the methods in this section. (a) Training system audit. MMS or its authorized representative may conduct a training system audit at your office. The training system audit will...

  9. Detecting in-hospital stroke: Assessment of results from a training programme for medical personnel.

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    Rodríguez Campello, A; Cuadrado Godia, E; Giralt Steinhauer, E; Rodríguez Fernández, E; Domínguez, A; Romeral, G; Muñoz, E; Roquer, J

    2015-01-01

    In-hospital stroke (IHS) is a frequent event, but its care priority level is not well established in many hospitals. IHS care at our centre has been redefined by implementing a training programme for medical personnel not usually involved in stroke management, in order to optimise IHS detection and treatment. This study evaluates results from the training programme. Prospective longitudinal intervention study. Neurologists experienced in vascular diseases developed a training programme for medical personnel. We recorded incidence, epidemiological data, reason for hospitalisation, department, aetiology, severity (NIHSS), time from symptom onset to neurological assessment, use of endovascular thrombolysis, exclusion criteria for untreated patients, and 90-day outcome (mortality/disability) in 2 patient groups: patients experiencing IHS in the 6 months before (PRE) and the 6 months after the training programme (POST). Sixty patients were included (19 PRE, 41 POST) with a mean age of 75.3 ± 12.5; 41% were male. There were no differences between groups regarding assessment time, treatment administered, or morbidity/mortality. Overall, 68.3% of the patients were assessed in < 4.5hours; however, only 6 patients (10%) were able to undergo endovascular therapy. This situation was mainly due to pre-existing disability (26%) and comorbidity (13%). More IHS code activations were recorded after the training programme. However, that increase was not accompanied by a higher percentage of treated patients or improvements in patient prognosis during the study period, and these findings could probably be explained by the high rates of pre-existing disability and comorbidity in this series. Copyright © 2014 Sociedad Española de Neurología. Published by Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  10. Effects of vibration training on bone metabolism: results from a short-term bed rest study.

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    Baecker, Natalie; Frings-Meuthen, Petra; Heer, Martina; Mester, Jochen; Liphardt, Anna-Maria

    2012-05-01

    The absence of mechanical loading leads to a prompt increase in bone resorption measured by bone resorption markers. There is high potential that vibration training can positively influence bone metabolism in immobilized subjects, reduce the increase in osteoclastic activity and increase bone formation processes. We investigated whether vibration training at 20 Hz with an amplitude of 2-4 mm influences bone metabolism during immobilization. Eight male subjects (26.4 ± 4.9 years; 78.1 ± 9.5 kg) performed a 14 day bed rest in 6°-head down tilt (HDT). Subjects received vibration training for 2 × 5 min/day or a control intervention without vibration (crossover design). Calcium excretion and bone resorption markers C-telopeptide (CTX) and N-telopeptide (NTX) were analyzed from 24 h urine samples. Bone formation markers, bone alkaline phosphatase (bAP) and procollagen-N propeptide (PINP) were analyzed from fasting blood samples. Our results show an increase in bone resorption very early during HDT bed rest in both interventions (CTX: p < 0.01; NTX: p < 0.001). Vibration training did not have any different effect on bone resorption markers (CTX: p = 0.10; NTX: p = 0.58), bone formation markers (PINP: p = 0.21; bAP: p = 0.12) and calcium excretion (p < 0.64) compared to the control condition. Mere vibration training with 20 Hz for 2 × 5 min/day does not prevent increase in bone resorption as measured with the described methods in our short-term HDT bed rest.

  11. Ideal Police Oversight and Review: The Next Piece of the Community Policing Puzzle

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2015-12-01

    political and administrative leaders must take two 17 “National Association for Civilian Oversight...relations. Thirdly, boards had to come from municipalities that had populations between 100,000 and 1.5 million people . Populations between these two ...oversight boards are built and fueled by emotion, perception, and political agenda. Calls for oversight during the aftermath of occurrences of perceived

  12. Defense Acquisitions: Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2012-10-01

    DEFENSE ACQUISITIONS Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs...Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b. GRANT NUMBER 5c. PROGRAM ELEMENT...Future Aerostat and Airship Investment Decisions Drive Oversight and Coordination Needs Why GAO Did This Study Use of lighter-than-air platforms, such

  13. 42 CFR 414.39 - Special rules for payment of care plan oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... care plan oversight services furnished to beneficiaries who receive HHA and hospice services that are... 42 Public Health 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Special rules for payment of care plan oversight... Physicians and Other Practitioners § 414.39 Special rules for payment of care plan oversight. (a)...

  14. 48 CFR 52.236-18 - Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-18 Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts. As prescribed... construction contracts are contemplated: Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts (APR 1984... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Work Oversight in...

  15. Citizen Oversight of Public School Construction Programs: In Search of Promising Practice.

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    2003

    This paper asserts that one part of a comprehensive control system for school construction projects is a citizen oversight committee. It suggests that citizen oversight committees are a cost-effective and politically important method for supplementing a school board in its monitoring and oversight functions. Inaddition, the committee acts as a…

  16. 48 CFR 52.236-18 - Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-18 Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts. As prescribed... construction contracts are contemplated: Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts (APR 1984... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Work Oversight in...

  17. The Politics of Legislative Evaluations: Benefits to "Fire-Alarm" Oversight.

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    Wohlstetter, Priscilla

    Evaluation practices used by state legislatures to monitor educational reform are analyzed in this paper, which focuses on the link between politics and choice of oversight strategies and evaluation methods. Two oversight strategies are compared--"police-patrol" and "fire-alarm.""Fire-alarm" oversight involves…

  18. The Politics of Legislative Evaluations: Fire-Alarm and Police Patrol as Oversight Procedures.

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    Wohlstetter, Priscilla

    1990-01-01

    Means by which state legislatures practice evaluation are examined by analyzing oversight strategies for monitoring recent educational reforms in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania. Focus is on the inextricable link between politics and oversight; the oversight strategy and methods for policy evaluation are largely…

  19. Going Beyond the Water’s Edge: Improving Congressional Oversight for the Department of Homeland Security

    DTIC Science & Technology

    2013-03-01

    SAFE Safety and Accountability for Every SFI Secure Freight Initiative SSCI Senate Select Committee on Intelligence TSA Transportation...Oversight of foreign intelligence falls predominately within the realm of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence ( SSCI ) and the House Permanent...Congress, Congressional Research Service, Congressional Oversight of Intelligence, 1–2. 41 the foreign realm, the SSCI and HPSCI share oversight

  20. 76 FR 54258 - Request for Comments-Fiscal Oversight Task Force Report and Recommendations

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    2011-08-31

    ... Request for Comments--Fiscal Oversight Task Force Report and Recommendations AGENCY: Legal Services... Directors (``Board'') seeks public comment on the July 28, 2011 Report of the Fiscal Oversight Task Force... Fiscal Oversight Task Force (``FOTF''), comprised of seventeen distinguished professionals, ``to...

  1. 42 CFR 414.39 - Special rules for payment of care plan oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... care plan oversight services furnished to beneficiaries who receive HHA and hospice services that are... 42 Public Health 3 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Special rules for payment of care plan oversight... SERVICES Physicians and Other Practitioners § 414.39 Special rules for payment of care plan oversight....

  2. Interprofessional undergraduate clinical learning: results from a three year project in a Danish Interprofessional Training Unit.

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    Jacobsen, Flemming; Fink, Anna Marie; Marcussen, Vibeke; Larsen, Kristian; Hansen, Torben Baek

    2009-01-01

    On entering higher education students become professionally socialized, and parallel with this, stereotyping takes place, students developing a more positive assessment of their own roles than those of other professions. This difference between the view of their own and other professions can contribute to creating cognitive and social boundaries between professions that hinder sharing of knowledge, which can result in poor cooperation. Interprofessional training can provide students with good clinical expertise in their own profession as well as teach them about other professions encouraging more positive attitudes between the professions. This project has taken place from 2004 to 2007 in a Danish Interprofessional Training Unit manned with students from the professions occupational therapy, physiotherapy, medicine and nursing. As part of an evaluation of the project, four focus group interviews and two in-depth interviews were analysed using the technique of Systematic Text Condensation. Results show that the goals of the Interprofessional Training Unit were fulfilled because the students learned interprofessional teamwork, strengthened their own professional role and worked together in an organization for the benefit of the patient. All this took place in a secure learning environment in which new methods of coordinating and integrating clinical and theoretical interprofessional learning were developed and tested.

  3. Blood oxygenation changes resulting from trains of low frequency transcranial magnetic stimulation.

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    Thomson, Richard H; Maller, Jerome J; Daskalakis, Zafiris J; Fitzgerald, Paul B

    2012-04-01

    The evoked responses to transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) have been previously demonstrated to be on average greater at the beginning of a session; however the physiological reason for this remains uncertain. In order to investigate a possible hemodynamic mechanism for this phenomenon, changes in oxy-hemoglobin (HbO) following trains of single pulse TMS was investigated using near infra-red spectroscopy (NIRS). TMS was delivered in trains of two and four pulses to left pre-frontal cortex (PFC) at a typical intensity and frequency (.2 Hz) used in neuroscience research. Both trains resulted in significant drops of HbO that remained after the cessation of TMS. The changes observed imply that arterial supply drops following suprathreshold TMS and oxygen consumption outstrips supply, resulting in a net drop of HbO. This study provides evidence that at typical TMS delivery frequencies, local HbO levels remain at a sustained lower level than at the beginning of the session, potentially explaining changes in sensitivity to stimulation with repeated TMS pulses.

  4. [New techniques in childbirth assistance. Experience and results of theoretical and practical training].

    PubMed

    Surico, N; Grimaldi, G

    2001-02-01

    In 1995, the Course on Integrated Obstetrical and Gynaecological Techniques was added to the training program of the Obstetrics and Gynaecology Clinic and to the Midwife Diploma School, at the Faculty of Medicine of the A. Avogadro University of East Piemonte. This addition was due to the demand to create a service to train young medical doctors and student midwives on the basis of the requirements of the World Health Organisation, concerning a more natural way of giving birth. In this paper the results obtained after a four years practical application of these clinical techniques are presented. The factors considered were the type of assistance offered in correlation with different outcomes for both mother and child. The study demonstrates a general improvement in the quality of assistance and a decrease of costs for the National Health Service. The data have been compared with those of the neighbour Hospital Division, where deliveries are assisted with traditional techniques.

  5. Preliminary results from the evaluation of Cockpit Resource Management training - Performance ratings of flightcrews

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Helmreich, Robert L.; Wilhelm, John A.; Gregorich, Steven E.; Chidester, Thomas R.

    1990-01-01

    The first data from the NASA/University of Texas Crew Performance project on the behavior of flightcrews with and without formal training in Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) is reported. Expert observers made detailed ratings of 15 components of crew behavior in both line operations and in full mission simulations. The results indicate that such training in crew coordination concepts increases the percentage of crews rated as above average in performance and decreases the percentage rated as below average. The data also show high and unexpected degrees of variations in rated performance among crews flying different aircraft within the same organization. It was also found that the specific behaviors that triggered observer ratings of above or below average performance differed markedly between organizations. Characteristics of experts' ratings and future research needs are also discussed.

  6. Preliminary results from the evaluation of Cockpit Resource Management training - Performance ratings of flightcrews

    NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

    Helmreich, Robert L.; Wilhelm, John A.; Gregorich, Steven E.; Chidester, Thomas R.

    1990-01-01

    The first data from the NASA/University of Texas Crew Performance project on the behavior of flightcrews with and without formal training in Cockpit Resource Management (CRM) is reported. Expert observers made detailed ratings of 15 components of crew behavior in both line operations and in full mission simulations. The results indicate that such training in crew coordination concepts increases the percentage of crews rated as above average in performance and decreases the percentage rated as below average. The data also show high and unexpected degrees of variations in rated performance among crews flying different aircraft within the same organization. It was also found that the specific behaviors that triggered observer ratings of above or below average performance differed markedly between organizations. Characteristics of experts' ratings and future research needs are also discussed.

  7. [The results of autogenic training in patients with ischemic heart disease after an aortocoronary bypass operation].

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    Rakov, A L; Mandrykin, Iu V; Zamotaev, Iu N

    1997-02-01

    Were studied psychovegetative and somatic correlations in 115 patients with ischemic heart disease, having aortocoronary shunting operation and being at the sanatorium stage of the medical rehabilitation. To 70 patients was been carried out treatment with application of autogenous training (AT), to 45--without use of AT. The research has confirmed the presence in the patients psychological disadaptation, expressed essentially in asthenoneurotic and hypochondriac reactions. Is established, that estimation of expressiveness of emotional tension, investigated with the aid of Spilberger's psychometric scale, can be confirmed by parameters of peroxide oxidation of lipids and mathematical analysis of heart rythm. The use of variant of training modified by the authors has revealed improvement of clinical parameters, reflecting health state of the patients, which correlate with the data of the psychological test and the results of bicycle ergometry [correction of veloergometry].

  8. Neuromuscular Changes in Female Collegiate Athletes Resulting From a Plyometric Jump-Training Program.

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    Wilkerson, Gary B.; Colston, Marisa A.; Short, Nancy I.; Neal, Kristina L.; Hoewischer, Paul E.; Pixley, Jennifer J.

    2004-03-01

    OBJECTIVE: To assess performance changes induced by a 6- week plyometric jump-training program. DESIGN AND SETTING: We used a quasiexperimental design to compare groups formed on the basis of team membership. Testing was conducted in an athletic training research laboratory, both before and after a 6-week period of preseason basketball conditioning. SUBJECTS: Nineteen female collegiate basketball players from a National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I program (8 subjects) and a National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics Division II program (11 subjects) who had no history of anterior cruciate ligament injury and who had no history of any lower extremity injury during the preceding 6 months. MEASUREMENTS: The variables of primary interest were hamstrings and quadriceps isokinetic peak torque. Of secondary interest were 5 variables derived from step-down and lunging maneuvers performed on a computerized forceplate system and 4 variables derived from tracking the position of the body core during performance of a T-pattern agility drill with a computerized infrared tracking system. RESULTS: A significant group x trial interaction was found for hamstrings peak torque at 60 degrees.s(-1) (F(1,17) = 9.16, P =.008.), and the proportion of total variance attributable to the treatment effect produced by the jump-training program was relatively large (eta(2) =.35, omega(2) =.30). None of the other variables demonstrated statistically significant changes. CONCLUSIONS: Our primary results support plyometric jump training as a strategy for improving neuromuscular attributes that are believed to reduce the risk of anterior cruciate ligament injury in female college basketball players. They also provide the basis for reasonable isokinetic strength goals.

  9. 10 CFR 1021.105 - Oversight of Agency NEPA activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of Agency NEPA activities. 1021.105 Section 1021.105 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IMPLEMENTING... and the status of individual NEPA reviews may be obtained upon request from the Office of NEPA...

  10. 20 CFR 404.1519t - Consultative examination oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Consultative examination oversight. 404.1519t Section 404.1519t Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Determining Disability and Blindness Procedures to Monitor the Consultative...

  11. 20 CFR 404.1519t - Consultative examination oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2013-04-01 2013-04-01 false Consultative examination oversight. 404.1519t Section 404.1519t Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Determining Disability and Blindness Procedures to Monitor the Consultative...

  12. 20 CFR 404.1519t - Consultative examination oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2012-04-01 2012-04-01 false Consultative examination oversight. 404.1519t Section 404.1519t Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Determining Disability and Blindness Procedures to Monitor the Consultative...

  13. 20 CFR 404.1519t - Consultative examination oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2011-04-01 2011-04-01 false Consultative examination oversight. 404.1519t Section 404.1519t Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Determining Disability and Blindness Procedures to Monitor the Consultative...

  14. 20 CFR 404.1519t - Consultative examination oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-04-01

    ... 20 Employees' Benefits 2 2010-04-01 2010-04-01 false Consultative examination oversight. 404.1519t Section 404.1519t Employees' Benefits SOCIAL SECURITY ADMINISTRATION FEDERAL OLD-AGE, SURVIVORS AND DISABILITY INSURANCE (1950- ) Determining Disability and Blindness Procedures to Monitor the Consultative...

  15. 7 CFR 1703.107 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Reporting and oversight requirements. 1703.107 Section 1703.107 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and Grant...

  16. Budgeting for Higher Education and the Legislative Oversight Process.

    ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

    Southern Regional Education Board, Atlanta, GA.

    Five papers are presented from a legislative seminar on budgeting for higher education and the legislative oversight process. In "Budgeting: A University Perspective," Jack K. Williams addresses the preparation of an institutional budget, what legislators should know about budgets, plans for no-growth or retrenchment, and the importance…

  17. 7 CFR 1703.107 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Reporting and oversight requirements. 1703.107 Section 1703.107 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and...

  18. 7 CFR 1703.107 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Reporting and oversight requirements. 1703.107 Section 1703.107 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and...

  19. 7 CFR 1703.107 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Reporting and oversight requirements. 1703.107 Section 1703.107 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and...

  20. 7 CFR 1703.107 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 7 Agriculture 11 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Reporting and oversight requirements. 1703.107 Section 1703.107 Agriculture Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) RURAL UTILITIES SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE RURAL DEVELOPMENT Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loan and...

  1. 42 CFR 460.71 - Oversight of direct participant care.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2014-10-01 2014-10-01 false Oversight of direct participant care. 460.71 Section 460.71 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... plan, ethics, the PACE benefit, and any policies related to the job duties of specific staff. (2) The...

  2. 42 CFR 460.71 - Oversight of direct participant care.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Oversight of direct participant care. 460.71 Section 460.71 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... plan, ethics, the PACE benefit, and any policies related to the job duties of specific staff. (2) The...

  3. 42 CFR 460.71 - Oversight of direct participant care.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Oversight of direct participant care. 460.71 Section 460.71 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... plan, ethics, the PACE benefit, and any policies related to the job duties of specific staff. (2) The...

  4. 42 CFR 460.71 - Oversight of direct participant care.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-10-01

    ... 42 Public Health 4 2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Oversight of direct participant care. 460.71 Section 460.71 Public Health CENTERS FOR MEDICARE & MEDICAID SERVICES, DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN... plan, ethics, the PACE benefit, and any policies related to the job duties of specific staff. (2) The...

  5. 15 CFR 2008.18 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2008.18 Section 2008.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065; OFFICE...

  6. 15 CFR 2008.18 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2008.18 Section 2008.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065; OFFICE...

  7. 15 CFR 2008.18 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2008.18 Section 2008.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065; OFFICE...

  8. 15 CFR 2008.18 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2008.18 Section 2008.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065; OFFICE...

  9. 15 CFR 2008.18 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

    2013-01-01

    ... 15 Commerce and Foreign Trade 3 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2008.18 Section 2008.18 Commerce and Foreign Trade Regulations Relating to Foreign Trade Agreements OFFICE OF THE UNITED STATES TRADE REPRESENTATIVE REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065; OFFICE...

  10. 5 CFR 842.808 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 842.808 Section 842.808 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE... will make available the entire coverage determination file for OPM to audit to ensure compliance with...

  11. 5 CFR 831.811 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.811 Section 831.811 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE... determination file for OPM to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of this subpart. (d) Upon request...

  12. 5 CFR 831.911 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 831.911 Section 831.911 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE... for OPM to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of this subpart. (d) Upon request by OPM, an...

  13. 5 CFR 842.910 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 5 Administrative Personnel 2 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of coverage determinations. 842.910 Section 842.910 Administrative Personnel OFFICE OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT (CONTINUED) CIVIL SERVICE... the entire coverage determination file for OPM to audit to ensure compliance with the provisions of...

  14. 7 CFR 1290.9 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... CROP BLOCK GRANT PROGRAM § 1290.9 Reporting and oversight requirements. (a) An annual performance.... If the grant period is one year or less, then only a final performance report (see paragragh (b) of this section) is required. The annual performance report shall include the following: (1)...

  15. 13 CFR 120.1070 - Lender oversight fees.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... incurred in relation to the examination. For the purposes of this paragraph, the term “SBA-Supervised... cover costs of examinations and reviews and, if assessed by SBA, other Lender oversight activities. (a) Fee components: The fees may cover the following: (1) On-site examinations. The costs of conducting on...

  16. 46 CFR 160.001-5 - Production oversight.

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    2013-10-01

    ...: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Life Preservers, General § 160.001-5 Production oversight. (a... additional production tests and inspections necessary to maintain quality control and to monitor compliance..., each manufacturer of a life preserver and each laboratory inspector shall comply with the following, as...

  17. 46 CFR 160.001-5 - Production oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-10-01

    ...: SPECIFICATIONS AND APPROVAL LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT Life Preservers, General § 160.001-5 Production oversight. (a... additional production tests and inspections necessary to maintain quality control and to monitor compliance..., each manufacturer of a life preserver and each laboratory inspector shall comply with the following, as...

  18. Report: Region 6 Needs to Improve Oversight Practices

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    Report #10-P-0100, April 14, 2010. Region 6’s documentation of its oversight was not sufficient to determine whether CANM’s allegations had merit or whether NMED’s actions and decisions with regard to the MWL monitoring wells were technically sound.

  19. Management, Security, and Congressional Oversight. Federal Government Information Technology.

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    Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. Office of Technology Assessment.

    This report considers the management, use, and congressional oversight of information technology in the Federal Government as rapid advances in technology--e.g., microcomputers, computer networking, computer modeling, videoconferencing, and electronic information exchange--are generating many new applications, opportunities, and issues which are…

  20. 10 CFR 1021.105 - Oversight of Agency NEPA activities.

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    2012-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Oversight of Agency NEPA activities. 1021.105 Section 1021.105 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IMPLEMENTING... and the status of individual NEPA reviews may be obtained upon request from the Office of NEPA Policy...

  1. 10 CFR 1021.105 - Oversight of Agency NEPA activities.

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    2013-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2013-01-01 2013-01-01 false Oversight of Agency NEPA activities. 1021.105 Section 1021.105 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IMPLEMENTING... and the status of individual NEPA reviews may be obtained upon request from the Office of NEPA Policy...

  2. 10 CFR 1021.105 - Oversight of Agency NEPA activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Oversight of Agency NEPA activities. 1021.105 Section 1021.105 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IMPLEMENTING... and the status of individual NEPA reviews may be obtained upon request from the Office of NEPA Policy...

  3. 10 CFR 1021.105 - Oversight of Agency NEPA activities.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2014 CFR

    2014-01-01

    ... 10 Energy 4 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Oversight of Agency NEPA activities. 1021.105 Section 1021.105 Energy DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (GENERAL PROVISIONS) NATIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL POLICY ACT IMPLEMENTING... and the status of individual NEPA reviews may be obtained upon request from the Office of NEPA Policy...

  4. 42 CFR 460.71 - Oversight of direct participant care.

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    2010-10-01

    ... FOR THE ELDERLY (PACE) PACE Administrative Requirements § 460.71 Oversight of direct participant care... directly to participants demonstrate the skills necessary for performance of their position. (1) The PACE... PACE organization must develop a competency evaluation program that identifies those skills,...

  5. Notification: Oversight of Clean Water State Revolving Loan Funds

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    Project #OA-FY15-0153, April 6, 2015. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning preliminary research on the EPA oversight of the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF).

  6. 40 CFR 70.10 - Federal oversight and sanctions.

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    2013-07-01

    ... (CONTINUED) STATE OPERATING PERMIT PROGRAMS § 70.10 Federal oversight and sanctions. (a) Failure to submit an...) State failure to administer or enforce. Any State program approved by the Administrator shall at all... failed to submit or implement an approvable program. (c) Criteria for withdrawal of State programs....

  7. 5 CFR 842.808 - Oversight of coverage determinations.

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    2011-01-01

    ... REGULATIONS (CONTINUED) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES RETIREMENT SYSTEM-BASIC ANNUITY Law Enforcement Officers, Firefighters, and Air Traffic Controllers § 842.808 Oversight of coverage determinations. (a) Upon deciding that a position is a law enforcement officer or firefighter position, each agency head must notify...

  8. 7 CFR 1739.19 - Reporting and oversight requirements.

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    2010-01-01

    ... oversight requirements. (a) A project performance activity report will be required of all recipients on an annual basis until the Project is complete and the funds are expended by the applicant. Recipients are to submit an original and one copy of all project performance reports, including, but not limited to, the...

  9. 41 CFR 105-53.133 - Information Security Oversight Office.

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    2011-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Office. 105-53.133 Section 105-53.133 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 53-STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION...

  10. 41 CFR 105-53.133 - Information Security Oversight Office.

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    2014-01-01

    ... 41 Public Contracts and Property Management 3 2014-01-01 2014-01-01 false Information Security Oversight Office. 105-53.133 Section 105-53.133 Public Contracts and Property Management Federal Property Management Regulations System (Continued) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION 53-STATEMENT OF ORGANIZATION...

  11. Upstream oversight assessment for agrifood nanotechnology: a case studies approach.

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    Kuzma, Jennifer; Romanchek, James; Kokotovich, Adam

    2008-08-01

    Although nanotechnology is broadly receiving attention in public and academic circles, oversight issues associated with applications for agriculture and food remain largely unexplored. Agrifood nanotechnology is at a critical stage in which informed analysis can help shape funding priorities, risk assessment, and oversight activities. This analysis is designed to help society and policymakers anticipate and prepare for challenges posed by complicated, convergent applications of agrifood nanotechnology. The goal is to identify data, risk assessment, regulatory policy, and engagement needs for overseeing these products so they can be addressed prior to market entry. Our approach, termed upstream oversight assessment (UOA), has potential as a key element of anticipatory governance. It relies on distinct case studies of proposed applications of agrifood nanotechnology to highlight areas that need study and attention. As a tool for preparation, UOA anticipates the types and features of emerging applications; their endpoints of use in society; the extent to which users, workers, ecosystems, or consumers will be exposed; the nature of the material and its safety; whether and where the technologies might fit into current regulatory system(s); the strengths and weaknesses of the system(s) in light of these novel applications; and the possible social concerns related to oversight for them.

  12. 32 CFR 2103.51 - Information Security Oversight Committee.

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    2010-07-01

    ... 32 National Defense 6 2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Information Security Oversight Committee. 2103.51 Section 2103.51 National Defense Other Regulations Relating to National Defense NATIONAL SECURITY COUNCIL REGULATIONS TO IMPLEMENT E.O. 12065-INCLUDING PROCEDURES FOR PUBLIC ACCESS TO DOCUMENTS THAT MAY BE DECLASSIFIED Implementation and Review...

  13. Commentary: Evaluating oversight of human drugs and medical devices.

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    Foote, Susan Bartlett

    2009-01-01

    This article seeks to provide insights into appropriate FDA oversight of nanotechnology. This commentary identifies limitations in the methodology employed and concludes that the analysis would be stronger with a more in-depth institutional dimension based on administrative law and political science research.

  14. 49 CFR 655.81 - Grantee oversight responsibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Grantee oversight responsibility. 655.81 Section 655.81 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL MISUSE AND PROHIBITED DRUG USE IN TRANSIT...

  15. 49 CFR 655.81 - Grantee oversight responsibility.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-10-01

    ... 49 Transportation 7 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Grantee oversight responsibility. 655.81 Section 655.81 Transportation Other Regulations Relating to Transportation (Continued) FEDERAL TRANSIT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION PREVENTION OF ALCOHOL MISUSE AND PROHIBITED DRUG USE IN TRANSIT...

  16. 13 CFR 130.800 - Oversight of the SBDC program.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

    2010-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Oversight of the SBDC program. 130.800 Section 130.800 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION SMALL BUSINESS... funds for the benefit of the small business community....

  17. Notification: Oversight of Superfund State Contracts for Remedial Activities

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    Project #OA-FY15-0054, December 30, 2014. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) for the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is beginning an audit of the EPA's oversight of Superfund State Contracts (SSCs) for remedial activities.

  18. Results of a psychosomatic training program in China, Vietnam and Laos: successful cross-cultural transfer of a postgraduate training program for medical doctors

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    2012-01-01

    Background With the “ASIA-LINK” program, the European Community has supported the development and implementation of a curriculum of postgraduate psychosomatic training for medical doctors in China, Vietnam and Laos. Currently, these three countries are undergoing great social, economic and cultural changes. The associated psychosocial stress has led to increases in psychological and psychosomatic problems, as well as disorders for which no adequate medical or psychological care is available, even in cities. Health care in these three countries is characterized by the coexistence of Western medicine and traditional medicine. Psychological and psychosomatic disorders and problems are insufficiently recognized and treated, and there is a need for biopsychosocially orientated medical care. Little is known about the transferability of Western-oriented psychosomatic training programs in the Southeast Asian cultural context. Methods The curriculum was developed and implemented in three steps: 1) an experimental phase to build a future teacher group; 2) a joint training program for future teachers and German teachers; and 3) training by Asian trainers that was supervised by German teachers. The didactic elements included live patient interviews, lectures, communication skills training and Balint groups. The training was evaluated using questionnaires for the participants and interviews of the German teachers and the future teachers. Results Regional training centers were formed in China (Shanghai), Vietnam (Ho Chi Minh City and Hue) and Laos (Vientiane). A total of 200 physicians completed the training, and 30 physicians acquired the status of future teacher. The acceptance of the training was high, and feelings of competence increased during the courses. The interactive training methods were greatly appreciated, with the skills training and self-experience ranked as the most important topics. Adaptations to the cultural background of the participants were necessary

  19. Factors associated with general practice specialty training satisfaction - results from the Finnish Physician Study.

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    Aine, Tiina; Sumanen, Markku; Heikkilä, Teppo; Hyppölä, Harri; Halila, Hannu; Vänskä, Jukka; Kujala, Santero; Virjo, Irma O; Mattila, Kari

    2014-07-01

    In Finland, achieving licensure as a specialist in general practice takes six years, with four years of training in primary care. Usually training arrangements are evaluated by trainees and their trainers. In this study the opinions of licensed GPs with experience of working in practice were specifically addressed. Our aim was to evaluate Finnish general practitioners' satisfaction with their specialty training and with the training programme. Correlations between these evaluations were investigated using logistic regression analyses. Participants comprised 416 GPs and 131 GP trainees, who responded to the Finnish Physician 2008 Study (response rate 53.7%). The respondents were asked how satisfied they were with their own specialty training in general, how satisfied they were with 12 items in their specialty training programme, and how well specialty training matched the requirements of GP work. Two-thirds of GPs and GP trainees were satisfied with their specialty training. Almost three in four felt that GP training succeeded in matching the requirements of work in general practice. Good ratings of diagnostic skill learning during GP training were predictive of overall training satisfaction. Clinical training relevant to GP work is the key element in ensuring satisfaction with general practice specialty training. The views of qualified GPs with experience gained in work provide a valuable addition to the total transformational quality management of GP training.

  20. Blood-Borne Markers of Fatigue in Competitive Athletes – Results from Simulated Training Camps

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    Hecksteden, Anne; Skorski, Sabrina; Schwindling, Sascha; Hammes, Daniel; Pfeiffer, Mark; Kellmann, Michael; Ferrauti, Alexander; Meyer, Tim

    2016-01-01

    Assessing current fatigue of athletes to fine-tune training prescriptions is a critical task in competitive sports. Blood-borne surrogate markers are widely used despite the scarcity of validation trials with representative subjects and interventions. Moreover, differences between training modes and disciplines (e.g. due to differences in eccentric force production or calorie turnover) have rarely been studied within a consistent design. Therefore, we investigated blood-borne fatigue markers during and after discipline-specific simulated training camps. A comprehensive panel of blood-born indicators was measured in 73 competitive athletes (28 cyclists, 22 team sports, 23 strength) at 3 time-points: after a run-in resting phase (d 1), after a 6-day induction of fatigue (d 8) and following a subsequent 2-day recovery period (d 11). Venous blood samples were collected between 8 and 10 a.m. Courses of blood-borne indicators are considered as fatigue dependent if a significant deviation from baseline is present at day 8 (Δfatigue) which significantly regresses towards baseline until day 11 (Δrecovery). With cycling, a fatigue dependent course was observed for creatine kinase (CK; Δfatigue 54±84 U/l; Δrecovery -60±83 U/l), urea (Δfatigue 11±9 mg/dl; Δrecovery -10±10 mg/dl), free testosterone (Δfatigue -1.3±2.1 pg/ml; Δrecovery 0.8±1.5 pg/ml) and insulin linke growth factor 1 (IGF-1; Δfatigue -56±28 ng/ml; Δrecovery 53±29 ng/ml). For urea and IGF-1 95% confidence intervals for days 1 and 11 did not overlap with day 8. With strength and high-intensity interval training, respectively, fatigue-dependent courses and separated 95% confidence intervals were present for CK (strength: Δfatigue 582±649 U/l; Δrecovery -618±419 U/l; HIIT: Δfatigue 863±952 U/l; Δrecovery -741±842 U/l) only. These results indicate that, within a comprehensive panel of blood-borne markers, changes in fatigue are most accurately reflected by urea and IGF-1 for cycling and by CK

  1. Performance test results for the Eaton dc development power train in an electric test bed vehicle

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    Crumley, R. L.; Donaldson, M. R.

    1987-09-01

    This report presents the results of the tests performed on a direct current (dc) power train in a test bed vehicle developed by the Eaton Corporation for the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). The tests were performed by EG and G Idaho, Inc. at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL). The purpose of the INEL testing was to provide test results from which an evaluation of the performance capabilities of the Eaton dc power train could be made and compared with other vehicle propulsion systems. The planned tests were primarily oriented toward road testing, chassis dynamometer testing, and associated dynamometer coastdown tests for road loss determination. Range tests of the Eaton dc test bed vehicle using an ALCO 2200 lead acid battery pack, produced ranges of 97 km at 56 km/h (60 miles at 35 mph), 79 km at 72 km/h (49 miles at 45 mph), and 47 km at 88 km/h (29 miles at 55 mph). The corresponding net dc energy consumptions are 135 Wh/km (217 Wh/mile), 145 Wh/km (233 Wh/mile), and 178 Wh/km (287 Wh/mile). The energy consumption for the D-cycle test was 241 Wh/km (387 Wh/mile).

  2. Training program for overweight prevention in the child's first year: compilation and results.

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    Dera-de Bie, Eveliene; Gerver, Willem Jan; Jansen, Maria

    2013-09-01

    The current local overweight-prevention protocols are not applied as intended by Dutch child healthcare physicians and nurses. The development of a training program for these practitioners, based on the Intervention Mapping framework, with the aim of improving overweight-prevention in a child's first year, is described in this study. The needs assessment showed three program objectives to be relevant, namely improving: (i) awareness of the importance of early overweight-prevention; (ii) the competence to discuss (the risk of) overweight with parents; and (iii) working systematically according to the overweight-prevention protocol. A matrix was then created specifying the program objectives in terms of personal learning objectives and environmental change objectives, and appropriate strategies were identified. The results suggested that a more active tailored and structured change strategy improves knowledge and skills, in particular, which results in a better overall implementation of the overweight-prevention protocol. This training program should help providers understand how the implementation of a protocol, such as the overweight-prevention protocol, can be improved. Using the Intervention Mapping framework for systematic protocol implementation seems a valuable option. © 2013 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd.

  3. Impact of Technology. Results of Vocational Training Research and Development in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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    Schmidt, Hermann

    The Federal Institute for Education and Vocational Training Research undertakes research, development, promotion, and counseling work to develop the principles of vocational training provision. Its primary focus has been problems encountered during the transition from vocational training to the labor market. The Institute has been monitoring one…

  4. Impact of Technology. Results of Vocational Training Research and Development in the Federal Republic of Germany.

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    Schmidt, Hermann

    The Federal Institute for Education and Vocational Training Research undertakes research, development, promotion, and counseling work to develop the principles of vocational training provision. Its primary focus has been problems encountered during the transition from vocational training to the labor market. The Institute has been monitoring one…

  5. The Effectiveness of Substitute Teacher Training: The Results of a Utah Study.

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    Cardon, Peter W.; Tippetts, Zachary; Smith, Geoffrey G.

    2003-01-01

    Examines effectiveness of substitute-teacher training in 40 Utah school districts. Finds that 40 percent of districts provide more than 3 hours of training and that principals in these districts rated substitutes' overall performance significantly higher than did principals in districts that provide no training (25 percent) or less than 3 hours…

  6. The case for a new system for oversight of research on human subjects

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    Jamrozik, K.

    2000-01-01

    The increasing emphasis on evidence-based clinical practice has thrown into sharp focus multiple deficiencies in current systems of ethical review. This paper argues that a complete overhaul of systems for ethical oversight of studies involving human subjects is now required as developments in medical, epidemiological and genetic research have outstripped existing structures for ethical supervision. It shows that many problems are now evident and concludes that sequential and piecemeal amendments to present arrangements are inadequate to address these. At their core present systems of ethical review still rely on the integrity and judgment of individual investigators. One possible alternative is to train and license research investigators, make explicit their responsibilities and have ethics committees devote much more of their time to monitoring research activity in order to detect those infringing the rules. Key Words: Medical ethics • epidemiology • regulation • genetics PMID:11055035

  7. Institutional Oversight of the Graduate Medical Education Enterprise: Development of an Annual Institutional Review

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    Amedee, Ronald G.; Piazza, Janice C.

    2016-01-01

    Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) fully implemented all aspects of the Next Accreditation System (NAS) on July 1, 2014. In lieu of periodic accreditation site visits of programs and institutions, the NAS requires active, ongoing oversight by the sponsoring institutions (SIs) to maintain accreditation readiness and program quality. Methods: The Ochsner Health System Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) has instituted a process that provides a structured, process-driven improvement approach at the program level, using a Program Evaluation Committee to review key performance data and construct an annual program evaluation for each accredited residency. The Ochsner GMEC evaluates the aggregate program data and creates an Annual Institutional Review (AIR) document that provides direction and focus for ongoing program improvement. This descriptive article reviews the 2014 process and various metrics collected and analyzed to demonstrate the program review and institutional oversight provided by the Ochsner graduate medical education (GME) enterprise. Results: The 2014 AIR provided an overview of performance and quality of the Ochsner GME program for the 2013-2014 academic year with particular attention to program outcomes; resident supervision, responsibilities, evaluation, and compliance with duty‐hour standards; results of the ACGME survey of residents and core faculty; and resident participation in patient safety and quality activities and curriculum. The GMEC identified other relevant institutional performance indicators that are incorporated into the AIR and reflect SI engagement in and contribution to program performance at the individual program and institutional levels. Conclusion: The Ochsner GME office and its program directors are faced with the ever-increasing challenges of today's healthcare environment as well as escalating institutional and program accreditation requirements. The overall commitment of

  8. Professional Experiences of Online Teachers in Wisconsin: Results from a Survey about Training and Challenges. REL 2016-110

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    Zweig, Jacqueline; Stafford, Erin; Clements, Margaret; Pazzaglia, Angela M.

    2015-01-01

    REL Midwest, in partnership with the Midwest Virtual Education Research Alliance, analyzed the results of a survey administered to Wisconsin Virtual School teachers about the training in which they participated related to online instruction, the challenges they encounter while teaching online, and the type of training they thought would help them…

  9. Model of a training program in robotic surgery and its initial results.

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    Madureira, Fernando Athayde Veloso; Varela, José Luís Souza; Madureira, Delta; D'Almeida, Luis Alfredo Vieira; Madureira, Fábio Athayde Veloso; Duarte, Alexandre Miranda; Vaz, Otávio Pires; Ramos, José Reinan

    2017-01-01

    to describe the implementation of a training program in robotic surgery and to point the General Surgery procedures that can be performed with advantages using the robotic platform. we conducted a retrospective analysis of data collected prospectively from the robotic surgery group in General and Colo-Retal Surgery at the Samaritan Hospital (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil), from October 2012 to December 2015. We describe the training stages and particularities. two hundred and ninety three robotic operations were performed in general surgery: 108 procedures for morbid obesity, 59 colorectal surgeries, 55 procedures in the esophago-gastric transition area, 16 cholecystectomies, 27 abdominal wall hernioplasties, 13 inguinal hernioplasties, two gastrectomies with D2 lymphadenectomy, one vagotomy, two diaphragmatic hernioplasties, four liver surgeries, two adrenalectomies, two splenectomies, one pancreatectomy and one bilio-digestive anastomosis. The complication rate was 2.4%, with no major complications. the robotic surgery program of the Samaritan Hospital was safely implemented and with initial results better than the ones described in the current literature. There seems to be benefits in using the robotic platform in super-obese patients, re-operations of obesity surgery and hiatus hernias, giant and paraesophageal hiatus hernias, ventral hernias with multiple defects and rectal resections.

  10. Lower extremity amputees with peripheral vascular disease: graded exercise testing and results of prosthetic training.

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    Cruts, H E; de Vries, J; Zilvold, G; Huisman, K; van Alsté, J A; Boom, H B

    1987-01-01

    Thirty-nine subjects, mean age 72 (range 52 to 89), with a leg amputation because of peripheral vascular disease performed graded exercise testing at the start of their prosthetic training program. Their walking performance at the end of the program was assessed and compared with the test findings. They had a history and rest electrocardiogram (ECG) examination which revealed cardiac problems in 75% of the patients. The exercise test was performed on a specially designed arm ergometer permitting coordinated exercise of arm and trunk muscles. Cardiac condition was judged by the achieved peak heart rate (mean 125 +/- 3.8 beats per minute) and observed ECG abnormalities. In only three patients exercise-induced ECG abnormalities were found at peak workload. The mean peak workload was 52 +/- 1.9W. It was concluded from these results that the average physical and cardiac condition is poor in vascular leg amputees. In 34 patients (87%) the prosthetic training was successful. Fourteen patients needed a walking frame and twenty could walk without a walking frame. The probability of achieving walking without a walking frame was 70% in patients with peak workload above 45W and 30% in those with peak workload lower than 45W.

  11. Refugees and medical student training: results of a programme in primary care.

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    Griswold, Kim; Kernan, Joan B; Servoss, Timothy J; Saad, Frances G; Wagner, Christine M; Zayas, Luis E

    2006-07-01

    Medical schools have responded to the increasing diversity of the population of the USA by incorporating cultural competency training into their curricula. This paper presents results from pre- and post-programme surveys of medical students who participated in a training programme that included evening clinical sessions for refugee patients and related educational workshops. A self-assessment survey was administered at the beginning and end of the academic year to measure the cultural awareness of participating medical students. Over the 3 years of the programme, over 133 students participated and 95 (73%) completed pre- and post-programme surveys. Participants rated themselves significantly higher in all 3 domains of the cultural awareness survey after completion of the programme. The opportunity for medical students to work with refugees in the provision of health care presents many opportunities for students, including lessons in communication, and scope to learn about other cultures and practise basic health care skills. An important issue to consider is the power differential between those working in medicine and patients who are refugees. To avoid reinforcing stereotypes, medical programmes and medical school curricula can incorporate efforts to promote reflection on provider attitudes, beliefs and biases.

  12. Psychiatric services and training for children and adolescents in Europe: results of a country survey.

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    Levav, I; Jacobsson, L; Tsiantis, J; Kolaitis, G; Ponizovsky, A

    2004-12-01

    Mental health budgets, services and programs are seldom commensurate with mental health needs in the countries, particularly of population groups whose voice in advocacy is weak. In this inquiry we explored the adequacy of mental health care resources available for the young in Europe. To achieve this objective this survey investigated a few variables (e. g., number of services, degree of coverage, trained personnel) that were used as gross indicators of the discrimination suffered by this health sector. We sent a short postal questionnaire to the mental health focal points of the 51 countries included in the World Health Organization European Region. Thirty six countries (70.5 %) responded. The results showed that the degree of coverage and quality of services for the young were generally worse in comparison with those for adults, including for serious disorders. A lack of both specialized and in-training personnel was identified. The exposure of general practitioners and pediatricians to psychiatry for the young was limited. Generally, the lower the income level of the country the worse the situation. Our mapping confirmed findings of previous inquiries. European child psychiatry leaders had raised a set of recommendations to improve the current situation; their implementation can now benefit from novel strategies adopted by the World Health Organization to advance mental health worldwide.

  13. Sperm DNA fragmentation as a result of ultra-endurance exercise training in male athletes.

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    Vaamonde, D; Algar-Santacruz, C; Abbasi, A; García-Manso, J M

    2017-03-15

    Intensive sports practice seems to exert negative effects on semen parameters; in order to assess these effects, the objective of this study was to assess semen, including DNA fragmentation, and hormone parameters in elite triathletes. Twelve high-level triathletes preparing for a National Triathlon Championship participated in the study. The qualitative sperm parameters analysed were volume, sperm count, motility, morphology and DNA fragmentation; when needed, additional testing was performed. Assessed hormones were testosterone (T), cortisol (C) and testosterone-cortisol ratio (T/C). Maximum oxygen consumption and training characteristics were also assessed. Hormonal values and physical semen parameters were within normal ranges. DNA fragmentation showed high values (20.4 ± 6.1%). Round cells in semen were higher than normal (2.8 ± 1.5 million/ml), with the presence of macrophages. Correlations were found for several parameters: concentration of round cells positively correlated with progressive sperm motility (p = .01) and sperm morphology (p = .02); contrarily, the correlation found with DNA fragmentation was negative (p = .04). Sperm DNA fragmentation and the T/C ratio, however, were correlated in a positive manner (p = .03). As evidenced by the observed results, sperm DNA fragmentation is affected by high-level sports practice; therefore, high loads of endurance training could potentially interfere with the athlete's fertility potential. © 2017 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.

  14. Training

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    The Drinking Water Academy provides online training and information to ensure that water professionals, public officials, and involved citizens have the knowledge and skills necessary to protect our drinking water supply.

  15. What shape do UK trainees want their training to be? Results of a cross-sectional study

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    Harries, Rhiannon L; Rashid, Mustafa; Smitham, Peter; Vesey, Alex; McGregor, Richard; Scheeres, Karl; Bailey, Jon; Sohaib, Syed Mohammed Afzal; Prior, Matthew; Frost, Jonathan; Al-Deeb, Walid; Kugathasan, Gana; Gokani, Vimal J

    2016-01-01

    Objectives The British Government is acting on recommendations to overhaul postgraduate training to meet the needs of the changing population, to produce generalist doctors undergoing shorter broad-based training (Greenaway Review). Only 45 doctors in training were involved in the consultation process. This study aims to obtain a focused perspective on the proposed reforms by doctors in training from across specialities. Design Prospective, questionnaire-based cross-sectional study. Setting/participants Following validation, a 31-item electronic questionnaire was distributed via trainee organisations and Postgraduate Local Education and Training Board (LETB) mailing lists. Throughout the 10-week study period, the survey was publicised on several social media platforms. Results Of the 3603 demographically representative respondents, 69% knew about proposed changes. Of the respondents, 73% expressed a desire to specialise, with 54% keen to provide general emergency cover. A small proportion (12%) stated that current training pathway length is too long, although 86% felt that it is impossible to achieve independent practitioner-level proficiency in a shorter period of time than is currently required. Opinions regarding credentialing were mixed, but tended towards disagreement. The vast majority (97%) felt credentialing should not be funded by doctors in training. Respondents preferred longer placement lengths with increasing career progression. Doctors in training value early generalised training (65%), with suggestions for further improvement. Conclusions This is the first large-scale cross-specialty study regarding the Shape of Training Review. Although there are recommendations which trainees support, it is clear that one size does not fit all. Most trainees are keen to provide a specialist service on an emergency generalist background. Credentialing is a contentious issue; however, we believe removing aspects from curricula into post-Certificate of Completion of

  16. Poster - Thur Eve - 02: Regulatory oversight of the robotic radiosurgery facilities.

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    Broda, K

    2012-07-01

    Following a recent review of the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations and regulatory oversight of particle accelerators, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC) has changed its policy concerning the regulation of particle accelerators. In November 2011, the CNSC began to exercise its regulatory authority with respect to all particle accelerators operating at a beam energy of 1 (one) MeV or greater. The CNSC already licences and inspects particle accelerators capable of operating at or above 10 MeV. The decision to now include low energy particle accelerators (i.e., those operating at or above 1 MeV) ensures adequate, uniform and consistent regulatory oversight for all Class II accelerators. The CNSC expects these facilities to comply with CNSC requirements by December 2013. Besides conventional linear accelerators of lower energy (6 MeV or below) typically found in cancer clinics, two types of equipment now fall under the CNSC's regulatory oversight as a result of the above change: robotic radiosurgery and tomotherapy equipment and facilities. A number of clinics in Canada already operates these types of equipment and facilities. The safety aspects of radiosurgery equipment differ slightly from those for conventional linear accelerators. This poster aims to present an approach taken by the CNSC to regulate robotic radiosurgery equipment and facilities. The presentation will explain how to meet regulatory requirements of the Class II Nuclear Facilities and Prescribed Equipment Regulations by licensees operating or planning to acquire these types of equipment and facilities. © 2012 American Association of Physicists in Medicine.

  17. Centralized Oversight of Physician–Scientist Faculty Development at Vanderbilt: Early Outcomes

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    Brown, Abigail M.; Morrow, Jason D.; Limbird, Lee E.; Byrne, Daniel W.; Gabbe, Steven G.; Balser, Jeffrey R.; Brown, Nancy J.

    2013-01-01

    Purpose In 2000, faced with a national concern over the decreasing number of physician–scientists, Vanderbilt School of Medicine established the institutionally funded Vanderbilt Physician–Scientist Development (VPSD) program to provide centralized oversight and financial support for physician–scientist career development. In 2002, Vanderbilt developed the National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded Vanderbilt Clinical Research Scholars (VCRS) program using a similar model of centralized oversight. The authors evaluate the impact of the VPSD and VCRS programs on early career outcomes of physician–scientists. Method Physician–scientists who entered the VPSD or VCRS programs from 2000 through 2006 were compared with Vanderbilt physician–scientists who received NIH career development funding during the same period without participating in the VPSD or VCRS programs. Results Seventy-five percent of VPSD and 60% of VCRS participants achieved individual career award funding at a younger age than the comparison cohort. This shift to career development award funding at a younger age among VPSD and VCRS scholars was accompanied by a 2.6-fold increase in the number of new K awards funded and a rate of growth in K-award dollars at Vanderbilt that outpaced the national rate of growth in K-award funding. Conclusions Analysis of the early outcomes of the VPSD and VCRS programs suggests that centralized oversight can catalyze growth in the number of funded physician–scientists at an institution. Investment in this model of career development for physician–scientists may have had an additive effect on the recruitment and retention of talented trainees and junior faculty. PMID:18820531

  18. Results of Education Program of “Training of Designers for Town Renovation”

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    Nitta, Yasutsugu; Inoi, Hiroto

    The paper introduces the outline and results of the education program of “Training of designers for town renovation”, which has been done for two years in Osaka University, sponsored by the Ministry of education, culture, sports, science and technology. The program has three main aims as follows ; to understand three factors of town planning, “Shape”, “System” and “Mind” and master the design skills for realizing three factors, to master the design skills integrating three factors which are “Environment”, “Social” and “Economic”, and to perceive various people living, improve the ability of communicating and enhance the desire of participating town planning process.

  19. Technical oversight for installation of TNX piezometers, Final Report

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    Pidcoe, W.W. Jr.

    1997-06-05

    Science Applications International Corporation was tasked under subcontract C002025P to provide technical oversight for the drilling of one pilot borehole, and the drilling and installation of five piezometers in the TNX Area Swamp. The work was performed in accordance with the Statement of Work in Task Order Proposal No. ER39-129 dated August 6, 1996. This report describes the activities associated with the performance of the task.

  20. Variability of ethics education in laboratory medicine training programs: results of an international survey.

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    Bruns, David E; Burtis, Carl A; Gronowski, Ann M; McQueen, Matthew J; Newman, Anthony; Jonsson, Jon J

    2015-03-10

    Ethical considerations are increasingly important in medicine. We aimed to determine the mode and extent of teaching of ethics in training programs in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. We developed an on-line survey of teaching in areas of ethics relevant to laboratory medicine. Reponses were invited from directors of training programs who were recruited via email to leaders of national organizations. The survey was completed by 80 directors from 24 countries who directed 113 programs. The largest numbers of respondents directed postdoctoral training of scientists (42%) or physicians (33%), post-masters degree programs (33%), and PhD programs (29%). Most programs (82%) were 2years or longer in duration. Formal training was offered in research ethics by 39%, medical ethics by 31%, professional ethics by 24% and business ethics by 9%. The number of reported hours of formal training varied widely, e.g., from 0 to >15h/year for research ethics and from 0 to >15h for medical ethics. Ethics training was required and/or tested in 75% of programs that offered training. A majority (54%) of respondents reported plans to add or enhance training in ethics; many indicated a desire for online resources related to ethics, especially resources with self-assessment tools. Formal teaching of ethics is absent from many training programs in clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine, with heterogeneity in the extent and methods of ethics training among the programs that provide the training. A perceived need exists for online training tools, especially tools with self-assessment components. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

  1. High-intensity unilateral dorsiflexor resistance training results in bilateral neuromuscular plasticity after stroke.

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    Dragert, Katie; Zehr, E Paul

    2013-03-01

    Hemiparesis after stroke decreases ability to dorsiflex the more-affected ankle during walking. Increased strength would be beneficial, but the more-affected limb is often too weak to be trained. In neurologically intact participants, training one limb induces strength gains in the contralateral, untrained limb. This approach remains unexplored post-stroke. The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that unilateral dorsiflexor high-intensity resistance training on the less-affected side increases strength and motor output bilaterally following stroke. 19 participants (84.1 ± 77.6 months post-infarct) performed 6 weeks of maximal isometric dorsiflexion training using the less-affected leg. Voluntary isometric strength (dorsiflexion torque, muscle activation), reciprocal inhibition (RI), walking ability (gait speed, kinematics, EMG patterns), and clinical function were measured within 1 week before and 4 days following training. Post-intervention, dorsiflexion torque increased by ~31 % (p < 0.05) in the more-affected (untrained) and by ~34 % (p < 0.05) in the less-affected (trained) legs. Muscle activation significantly increased bilaterally, by ~59 and ~20 % in the trained and untrained legs, respectively. Notably, 4 participants who were unable to generate functional dorsiflexion on the more-affected side before training could do so post-intervention. Significant correlations between muscle activation and size of RI were noted across muscle groups before and after training, and the relation between size of RI and level of muscle activation in the more-affected tibialis anterior muscle was significantly altered by training. Thus, significant gains in voluntary strength and muscle activation on the untrained, more-affected side after stroke can be invoked through training the opposite limb. We demonstrate residual plasticity existing many years post-stroke and suggest clinical application of the cross-education effect where training the more-affected limb is

  2. [Results of training in the electronic health records in a tertiary care hospital].

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    Alva Espinosa, Carlos; Fuentes Domínguez, Marco Antonio; Garibay Huarte, Tania

    2014-12-01

    To assess the user evaluation of the electronic health records system together with its training program and to investigate the relation between the number of training sessions and the corresponding evaluation scores given by the participants. An anonymous survey was conducted between the medical, nursing and social worker personnel. The survey included seven multiple-choice questions with a numerical scale from 1 to 10 and an additional open question. IBM SPSS Statistics v18 software was used to perform ANOVA variance analysis. In total, 340 workers participated in this study; 317 were included in the statistical analysis, out of which 76% had one or two training sessions, 13.9% received three or more sessions and 10% had no training. The mean global training evaluation by the participants was 5.9 ± 2.3, median 6.3, while the electronic records system evaluation was 5.2 ± 2.3, median 5.5. In relation to the training and electronic records system it was observed that higher evaluation scores were obtained with increasing number of training sessions (p < 0.001). On the electronic records systems, personnel with no training evaluated the system with a mean score of 3.9 ± 2.7, while those who received three or more training sessions evaluated the system with a mean score of 6.1 ± 1.8 (p < 0.001).

  3. Nanotechnology, risk, and oversight: learning lessons from related emerging technologies.

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    Kuzma, Jennifer; Priest, Susanna

    2010-11-01

    Emerging technologies are defined by their novelty and thus are accompanied by significant uncertainty in determining appropriate ways to manage risks associated with them. Yet, there is a body of prior knowledge about risk management and oversight policy for other technologies that have already permeated society. Here, we describe two ways in which prospective oversight policy analysis for emerging technologies can draw upon these past experiences. One involves comparing specific products that have already been marketed to similar products of the emerging technology (cognate-product approach). The other treats the emerging technology as a body of products and methods and relates it to another technological field that has already emerged and penetrated markets (whole-technology approach). In this article, we describe our work using these approaches to inform risk and oversight policy for nanotechnology and its products. We draw parallels between biotechnology and nanotechnology as whole fields of development and also between genetically engineered organisms in the food supply and agricultural products of nanotechnology. Through these comparisons, we find that both approaches to historical learning have value and present lessons that could be applied to nanotechnology. © 2010 Society for Risk Analysis.

  4. Education & Training for CAD/CAM: Results of a National Probability Survey. Krannert Institute Paper Series.

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    Majchrzak, Ann

    A study was conducted of the training programs used by plants with Computer Automated Design/Computer Automated Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to help their employees adapt to automated manufacturing. The study sought to determine the relative priorities of manufacturing establishments for training certain workers in certain skills; the status of…

  5. Making the Randolph-Sheppard Program More Competitive: Results of a National Training Needs Assessment.

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    Moore, J. Elton

    1999-01-01

    A study involving 97 Business Enterprise Program (BEP) counselors and 99 licensed facility managers from 37 states found that both groups ranked profitability issues and leadership skills as the top two training priorities for a two-day Randolph-Sheppard regional training conference. Crisis management and food safety were also ranked highly. (CR)

  6. FERPA Training Practices: Results of the AACRAO January 2016 60 Second Survey

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    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2016

    2016-01-01

    The January 2016 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) "60 Second Survey" focused on institutional Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training practices and measuring the level of interest in an AACRAO-developed online FERPA training module. The survey received 878 usable responses.…

  7. Generalization of Social Skills: Strategies and Results of a Training Program in Problem Solving Skills.

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    Paraschiv, Irina; Olley, J. Gregory

    This paper describes the "Problem Solving for Life" training program which trains adolescents and adults with mental retardation in skills for solving social problems. The program requires group participants to solve social problems by practicing two prerequisite skills (relaxation and positive self-statements) and four problem solving steps: (1)…

  8. Making the Randolph-Sheppard Program More Competitive: Results of a National Training Needs Assessment.

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    Moore, J. Elton

    1999-01-01

    A study involving 97 Business Enterprise Program (BEP) counselors and 99 licensed facility managers from 37 states found that both groups ranked profitability issues and leadership skills as the top two training priorities for a two-day Randolph-Sheppard regional training conference. Crisis management and food safety were also ranked highly. (CR)

  9. Learner Orientation through Professional Development of Teachers? Empirical Results from Cascade Training in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three…

  10. FERPA Training Practices: Results of the AACRAO January 2016 60 Second Survey

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    American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO), 2016

    2016-01-01

    The January 2016 American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) "60 Second Survey" focused on institutional Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) training practices and measuring the level of interest in an AACRAO-developed online FERPA training module. The survey received 878 usable responses.…

  11. Self-assessed changes in mental health and employment status as a result of unemployment training.

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    Röjdalen, Gunilla; Gelin, Gunnar; Ivergård, Toni

    2005-03-01

    The main question addressed in this article is: What factors in an unemployment programme serve both the individual and society? Our research focuses on background variables and process variables and how these can be assumed to affect certain dependent variables in unemployment training. The current focus is on the dependent variable "subjective assessment of the effect of the training on mental health", together with the more objective dependent variable of "employment status after training". Self-confidence, well-being, faith in the future, level of initiative and personal development have been used as indicators of self-assessed "mental health". Data were collected from an unemployment training programme in Sweden and the variables combined to create a hypothetical model. The model was statistically tested and then modified with the aid of LISREL statistics, which helps to adjust the model to statistical acceptance. The findings show that the salient factors directly related to the subjective assessment of the effect of training on mental health are gender, attitude to skills development, perceived training requirements and formal educational background. The latter relationship was negative. Of indirect importance are the level of commitment of the teacher, the satisfaction of the trainee with the process, and the level of control. The duration of previous unemployment was the only independent variable, which directly affected the employment status after the training, and this was in the negative direction. Of indirect importance for this dependent variable were training requirement, satisfaction with the process, own level of control and attitude to skills development.

  12. Learner Orientation through Professional Development of Teachers? Empirical Results from Cascade Training in Anglophone Cameroon

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    Lange, Sarah

    2014-01-01

    This paper examines the effects of a professional development programme on the attitudes towards the teaching and learning of teachers in the Anglophone part of Cameroon. The development programme combines a multiplier system with school-based in-service training. The research compares the effects that the training had on the attitudes of three…

  13. TEACHER ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM, DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM AND RESULTS AND CURRICULUM GUIDE. FINAL REPORT.

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    GAINES, EDITH; AND OTHERS

    THE TEACHER ASSISTANT TRAINING PROGRAM WAS A JOINT EFFORT BY CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY, CUYAHOGA COUNTY WELFARE DEPARTMENT, AND THE CLEVELAND BOARD OF EDUCATION TO TRAIN 80 WELFARE CLIENTS, IN A FIVE MONTH PROGRAM, AS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHER AIDES IN THE CLEVELAND SCHOOL SYSTEM, TO ENABLE THEM TO BECOME SELF SUPPORTING, AND TO DEVELOP AND…

  14. Early Training in Oral Comprehension and Phonological Skills: Results of a Three-Year Longitudinal Study

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    Bianco, Maryse; Bressoux, Pascal; Doyen, Anne-Lise; Lambert, Eric; Lima, Laurent; Pellenq, Catherine; Zorman, Michel

    2010-01-01

    A sample of 1,273 4-year-old children were followed for 3 years. The children participated in 1 of 2 comprehension training programs, or in a phonological awareness training program. The comprehension programs explored the possibility of improving young children's oral comprehension in an educational setting. The first focused on the component…

  15. Peer education for BLS-training in schools? Results of a randomized-controlled, noninferiority trial.

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    Beck, Stefanie; Issleib, Malte; Daubmann, Anne; Zöllner, Christian

    2015-09-01

    The rate of bystanders who provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is low in Germany. To increase the bystander CPR rates of lay-rescuers in Germany, the national "einlebenretten" ("save one life") campaign was initiated, and the introduction of CPR-training for all seventh-grade students was recommended. To meet the requirement of offering effective and low-cost mass-training to lay-rescuers, we adopted peer education for the basic life support (BLS) training of the students. We used an experimental, prospective, randomized, controlled, and open-label noninferiority trial to test whether the hands-on BLS training of the students that was provided by peers was inferior to the training by professional instructors using a predefined noninferiority margin of 5%. The students from eight different schools were trained in one 45 min practice session to perform BLS based on the educational framework provided by "einlebenretten". The students were randomly assigned to be trained either by peer-instructors (students in the same school who had been instructed in advance) or by professional instructors. In a structured practical assessment, the eight essential skills of BLS were tested and the examination was scored as either pass or fail. The study included 1087 students 14-18 years of age. The performance in the assessment was similar between the two groups: 40.3% (n=471) of the students in the peer-led group and 41.0% (n=466) in the professional-led group passed the examination. The students who were trained by peer-instructors showed comparable skills in BLS to the students who were trained by professional instructors. The sample size was too small to demonstrate the noninferiority of the peer-led training. Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.

  16. [Can Quality of Patient Identification be Influenced by Training? - Results of a Randomised Multicentre Study with Multimodal Intervention].

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    Lessing, C; Straß, C; Standke, H-J; Lux, R

    2015-05-07

    Background: Attributing clinical care to patients unambiguously is a precondition for patient safety. The German Coalition for Patient Safety has published a recommendation on this topic. Issue: The here presented study examined whether and to what extent documentation quality as one determining factor of correct patient identification can be improved positively by inter-professional training. Method: In our randomised multi-centric study physicians and nurses from 8 units in 4 hospitals were trained. The control group consisted of untrained unit teams. Effects of the intervention were measured by investigating documentation errors in clinical records before and after the training. Results: As a result of our intervention the number of documents with documentation errors/patient charts could be reduced by 37.3% (p<0.001). Conclusion: The results of the study point to the training of recommendations on preventing errors as an effective instrument for the improvement of patient safety.

  17. Reinventing oversight in the twenty-first century: the question of capacity

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    Bosso, Christopher; DeLeo, Rob A.; Kay, W. D.

    2011-04-01

    This article addresses a key question emerging from this project based at the University of Minnesota: the fundamental capacity of government to engage in "dynamic oversight" of emergent technologies. This conception of oversight requires additional or new types of capacity for government agencies that must arbitrate conflicts and endow any outcomes with necessary democratic legitimacy. Rethinking oversight thus also requires consideration of the fundamental design and organizational capacity of the regulatory regime in the democratic state.

  18. Training Employers to Implement Health Promotion Programs: Results From the CDC Work@Health® Program.

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    Cluff, Laurie A; Lang, Jason E; Rineer, Jennifer R; Jones-Jack, Nkenge H; Strazza, Karen M

    2017-01-01

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) initiated the Work@Health Program to teach employers how to improve worker health using evidence-based strategies. Program goals included (1) determining the best way(s) to deliver employer training, (2) increasing employers' knowledge of workplace health promotion (WHP), and (3) increasing the number of evidence-based WHP interventions at employers' worksites. This study is one of the few to examine the effectiveness of a program designed to train employers how to implement WHP programs. Pre- and posttest design. Training via 1 of 3 formats hands-on, online, or blended. Two hundred six individual participants from 173 employers of all sizes. Eight-module training curriculum to guide participants through building an evidence-based WHP program, followed by 6 to 10 months of technical assistance. The CDC Worksite Health ScoreCard and knowledge, attitudes, and behavior survey. Descriptive statistics, paired t tests, and mixed linear models. Participants' posttraining mean knowledge scores were significantly greater than the pretraining scores (61.1 vs 53.2, P < .001). A year after training, employers had significantly increased the number of evidence-based interventions in place (47.7 vs 35.5, P < .001). Employers' improvements did not significantly differ among the 3 training delivery formats. The Work@Health Program provided employers with knowledge to implement WHP interventions. The training and technical assistance provided structure, practical guidance, and tools to assess needs and select, implement, and evaluate interventions.

  19. Movement therapy without moving - First results on isometric movement training for post-stroke rehabilitation of arm function.

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    Melendez-Calderon, A; Rodrigues, E; Thielbar, K; Patton, J L

    2017-07-01

    This study explores the use of isometric movement training for arm rehabilitation after stroke. The aim of this approach is to enhance movement skill even when the person training is not moving. This is accomplished by deceptively displaying virtual motions, exploiting known cross-modal sensory interactions between vision and proprioception. This approach can be advantageous in situations where actual movement is prohibitive due to weakness, spasticity, instability, or unsafe conditions. We present early insights on usability of and tolerance to this training approach and quantitative results that can power future clinical trials.

  20. Acceptability and Feasibility Results of a Strength-Based Skills Training Program for Dementia Caregiving Dyads

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    Judge, Katherine S.; Yarry, Sarah J.; Orsulic-Jeras, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The current article provides an in-depth description of a dyadic intervention for individuals with dementia and their family caregivers. Using a strength-based approach, caregiving dyads received skills training across 5 key areas: (a) education regarding dementia and memory loss, (b) effective communication, (c) managing memory loss, (d) staying active, and (e) recognizing emotions and behaviors. Results of the acceptability and feasibility of the intervention protocols are also presented. Design and Methods: Caregiving dyads were randomly assigned to participate in the intervention. Participants in the treatment condition were asked to complete a series of evaluation questions after each intervention session and an overall evaluation of the program. Data were also collected from the intervention specialists who implemented the protocols. Results: Overall, the evaluation data indicated that the content and process of the intervention were viewed as highly acceptable and feasible by both participants and intervention specialists. Implications: This article highlights the merit of using a strength-based approach for working with caregiving dyads with dementia and how a single intervention protocol can be used to address the goals of both care partners. Furthermore, the intervention program was found to be highly acceptable and feasible, which is an important aspect of developing dyadic protocols. PMID:19808841

  1. Evaluating oversight systems for emerging technologies: a case study of genetically engineered organisms.

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    Kuzma, Jennifer; Najmaie, Pouya; Larson, Joel

    2009-01-01

    The U.S. oversight system for genetically engineered organisms (GEOs) was evaluated to develop hypotheses and derive lessons for oversight of other emerging technologies, such as nanotechnology. Evaluation was based upon quantitative expert elicitation, semi-standardized interviews, and historical literature analysis. Through an interdisciplinary policy analysis approach, blending legal, ethical, risk analysis, and policy sciences viewpoints, criteria were used to identify strengths and weaknesses of GEOs oversight and explore correlations among its attributes and outcomes. From the three sources of data, hypotheses and broader conclusions for oversight were developed. Our analysis suggests several lessons for oversight of emerging technologies: the importance of reducing complexity and uncertainty in oversight for minimizing financial burdens on small product developers; consolidating multi-agency jurisdictions to avoid gaps and redundancies in safety reviews; consumer benefits for advancing acceptance of GEO products; rigorous and independent pre- and post-market assessment for environmental safety; early public input and transparency for ensuring public confidence; and the positive role of public input in system development, informed consent, capacity, compliance, incentives, and data requirements and stringency in promoting health and environmental safety outcomes, as well as the equitable distribution of health impacts. Our integrated approach is instructive for more comprehensive analyses of oversight systems, developing hypotheses for how features of oversight systems affect outcomes, and formulating policy options for oversight of future technological products, especially nanotechnology products.

  2. Regulatory Oversight Program, July 1, 1993--March 3, 1997. Volume 2: Appendices

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    1997-12-31

    On July, 1993, a Regulatory Oversight (RO) organization was established within the US DOE, Oak Ridge Operations to provide regulatory oversight of the DOE uranium enrichment facilities leased to the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC). The purpose of the OR program was to ensure continued plant safety, safeguards and security while the plants were transitioned to regulatory oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Volume 2 contains copies of the documents which established the relationship between NRC, DOE, USEC, and DOL (Dept of Labor) required to facilitate regulatory oversight transition.

  3. Ergonomic Training Reduces Musculoskeletal Disorders among Office Workers: Results from the 6-Month Follow-Up

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    Mahmud, Norashikin; Kenny, Dianna Theadora; Md Zein, Raemy; Hassan, Siti Nurani

    2011-01-01

    Background: Musculoskeletal disorders are commonly reported among computer users. This study explored whether these disorders can be reduced by the provision of ergonomics education. Methods: A cluster randomised controlled trial was conducted in which 3 units were randomised for intervention and received training, and 3 units were given a leaflet. The effect of intervention on workstation habits, musculoskeletal disorders, days and episodes of sick leave, and psychological well-being were assessed. Results: A significant improvement in workstation habits was found, and the differences remained significant at the follow-up time point for keyboard, mouse, chair, and desk use. The largest reduction in the percentage of musculoskeletal disorders was in the neck region (−42.2%, 95% CI −60.0 to −24.4). After adjusting for baseline values, significant differences were found at the follow-up time point in the neck, right shoulder, right and left upper limbs, lower back, and right and left lower limbs. No significant differences were found for the days and episodes of sick leave or the psychological well-being among workers after the intervention. Conclusion: Consistent reductions were observed for all musculoskeletal disorders at the follow-up time point, although the difference was not statistically significant for the upper back. The improvements in the musculoskeletal disorders did not translate into fewer days lost from work or improved psychological well-being. PMID:22135582

  4. A web application for moderation training: initial results of a randomized clinical trial.

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    Hester, Reid K; Delaney, Harold D; Campbell, William; Handmaker, Nancy

    2009-10-01

    Eighty-four heavy drinkers who responded to a newspaper recruitment advertisement were randomly assigned to receive either (a) training in a Moderate Drinking protocol via an Internet-based program (www.moderatedrinking.com) and use of the online resources of Moderation Management (MM; www.moderation.org) or (b) use of the online resources of MM alone. Follow-ups are being conducted at 3, 6, and 12 months. Results of the recently completed 3-month follow-up (86% follow-up) indicated both groups significantly reduced their drinking based on these variables: standard drinks per week, percent days abstinent, and mean estimated blood alcohol concentration (BAC) per drinking day. Both groups also significantly reduced their alcohol-related problems. Relative to the control group, the experimental group had better outcomes on percent days abstinent and log drinks per drinking day. These short-term outcome data provide evidence for the effectiveness of both the Moderate Drinking Web application and of the resources available online at MM in helping heavy drinkers reduce their drinking and alcohol-related problems.

  5. Dying Pulse Trains in Cygnus XR-1: Initial Results of X-Ray Searches

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    Dolan, Joseph F.

    2003-01-01

    Dying pulse trains (DPT's) are a signature of a black hole as described by general relativity. Detecting DPT's would establish the existence of black holes by ruling out more exotic objects in systems in which a neutron star or white dwarf component has already been excluded by maximum mass arguments. The positive identification of a black hole would also be an additional test of general relativity. Two possible DPT's were detected in W photometry of Cygnus XR-1, the leading candidate for a stellar mass sized BH, in 3 hours of observational data. A search of X-ray photometry of Cygnus XR-1 from the Ross1 X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has begun. No DPT's have been detected in the first 4 hours of data searched. Because of the low event rate detected in the W data, these initial results are consistent with such disparate scenarios as the rate of DPT occurrence being dependent on the luminosity state of the system; or being more difficult to detect in the X-ray region relative to the W region; or occurring at the same rate in the W and X-ray regions; or even not occurring at all from Cygnus XR-1. The search for DPT's in RXTE photometry is continuing.

  6. Evaluating Behaviorally Oriented Aviation Maintenance Resource Management (MRM) Training and Programs: Methods, Results, and Conclusions

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    Taylor, James C.; Thomas, Robert L., III

    2003-01-01

    Assessment of the impact of Aviation Resource Management Programs on aviation culture and performance has compelled a considerable body of research (Taylor & Robertson, 1995; Taylor, 1998; Taylor & Patankar, 2001). In recent years new methods have been applied to the problem of maintenance error precipitated by factors such as the need for self-assessment of communication and trust. The present study - 2002 -- is an extension of that past work. This research project was designed as the conclusion of a larger effort to help understand, evaluate and validate the impact of Maintenance Resource Management (MRM) training programs, and other MRM interventions on participant attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and ultimately on enhanced safety performance. It includes research and development of evaluation methodology as well as examination of psychological constructs and correlates of maintainer performance. In particular, during 2002, three issues were addressed. First, the evaluation of two (independent & different) MRM programs for changing behaviors was undertaken. In one case we were able to further apply the approach to measuring written communication developed during 2001 (Taylor, 2002; Taylor & Thomas, 2003). Second, the MRM/TOQ surveys were made available for completion on the internet. The responses from these on-line surveys were automatically linked to a results calculator (like the one developed and described in Taylor, 2002) to aid industry users in analyzing and evaluating their local survey data on the internet. Third, the main trends and themes from our research about MRM programs over the past dozen years were reviewed.

  7. Dying Pulse Trains in Cygnus XR-1: Initial Results of X-Ray Searches

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    Dolan, Joseph F.

    2003-01-01

    Dying pulse trains (DPT's) are a signature of a black hole as described by general relativity. Detecting DPT's would establish the existence of black holes by ruling out more exotic objects in systems in which a neutron star or white dwarf component has already been excluded by maximum mass arguments. The positive identification of a black hole would also be an additional test of general relativity. Two possible DPT's were detected in W photometry of Cygnus XR-1, the leading candidate for a stellar mass sized BH, in 3 hours of observational data. A search of X-ray photometry of Cygnus XR-1 from the Ross1 X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE) has begun. No DPT's have been detected in the first 4 hours of data searched. Because of the low event rate detected in the W data, these initial results are consistent with such disparate scenarios as the rate of DPT occurrence being dependent on the luminosity state of the system; or being more difficult to detect in the X-ray region relative to the W region; or occurring at the same rate in the W and X-ray regions; or even not occurring at all from Cygnus XR-1. The search for DPT's in RXTE photometry is continuing.

  8. Effects of training in use of executive strategies on a verbal memory problem resulting from closed head injury.

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    Lawson, M J; Rice, D N

    1989-12-01

    This case study reports attempts to improve the recall performance of an adolescent (GC) who had suffered a closed-head injury. GC had a very limited range of ways of processing both spoken and written information and showed significant recall problems. Initial training in the use of strategies for list learning resulted in improvement in paired-associate recall but showed that initiation and use of the newly learned strategies would not occur without prompting. Executive strategy training was provided to improve GC's ability to identify a memory problem and to initiate a general plan for dealing with that problem. This training involved consideration of task analysis, strategy selection and initiation, and monitoring of strategy use. Evidence of long-term maintenance of improvement in level of recall on both paired-associate and free recall tests was noted following the executive strategy training.

  9. More explicit communication after classroom-based crew resource management training: results of a pragmatic trial.

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    Verbeek-van Noord, Inge; de Bruijne, Martine C; Twisk, Jos W R; van Dyck, Cathy; Wagner, Cordula

    2015-02-01

    Aviation-based crew resource management trainings to optimize non-technical skills among professionals are often suggested for health care as a way to increase patient safety. Our aim was to evaluate the effect of a 2-day classroom-based crew resource management (CRM) training at emergency departments (EDs) on explicit professional oral communication (EPOC; non-technical skills). A pragmatic controlled before-after trial was conducted. Four EDs of general teaching hospitals were recruited (two intervention and two control departments). ED nurses and ED doctors were observed on their non-technical skills by means of a validated observation tool (EPOC). Our main outcome measure was the amount of EPOC observed per interaction in 30 minutes direct observations. Three outcome measures from EPOC were analysed: human interaction, anticipation on environment and an overall EPOC score. Linear and logistic mixed model analyses were performed. Models were corrected for the outcome measurement at baseline, days between training and observation, patient safety culture and error management culture at baseline. A statistically significant increase after the training was found on human interaction (β=0.27, 95% CI 0.08-0.49) and the overall EPOC score (β=0.25, 95% CI 0.06-0.43), but not for anticipation on environment (OR=1.19, 95% CI .45-3.15). This means that approximately 25% more explicit communication was shown after CRM training. We found an increase in the use of CRM skills after classroom-based crew resource management training. This study adds to the body of evidence that CRM trainings have the potential to increase patient safety by reducing communication flaws, which play an important role in health care-related adverse events. © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

  10. Physiological elevation of endogenous hormones results in superior strength training adaptation.

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    Rønnestad, Bent R; Nygaard, Håvard; Raastad, Truls

    2011-09-01

    The purpose of this study was to determine the influence of transiently elevated endogenous hormone concentrations during exercise on strength training adaptations. Nine subjects performed four unilateral strength training session per week on the elbow flexors for 11 weeks. During two of the weekly sessions, leg exercises were performed to acutely increase the systemic anabolic hormone concentration immediately before the exercises for one of the elbow flexors (L + A). On the two other weekly training sessions, the contralateral elbow flexors were trained without prior leg exercises (A). By randomizing one arm of the subjects to serve as a control and the other as experimental, both conditions have the same nutritional and genetic environment. Serum testosterone and growth hormone was significantly increased during the L - A training session, while no hormonal changes occurred in the A session. Both A and L + A increased 1RM in biceps curl, peak power in elbow flexors at 30 and 60% of 1RM, and muscle volume of the elbow flexors (p < 0.05). However, only L + A achieved increase in CSA at the part of the arm flexors with largest cross sectional area (p < 0.001), while no changes occurred in A. L + A had superior relative improvement in 1RM biceps curl and favorable muscle adaptations in elbow flexors compared to A (p < 0.05). In conclusion, performing leg exercises prior to arm exercises, and thereby increasing the levels of serum testosterone and growth hormone, induced superior strength training adaptations compared to arm training without acute elevation of hormones.

  11. Safety Oversight of Decommissioning Activities at DOE Nuclear Sites

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    Zull, Lawrence M.; Yeniscavich, William

    2008-01-15

    The Defense Nuclear Facilities Safety Board (Board) is an independent federal agency established by Congress in 1988 to provide nuclear safety oversight of activities at U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) defense nuclear facilities. The activities under the Board's jurisdiction include the design, construction, startup, operation, and decommissioning of defense nuclear facilities at DOE sites. This paper reviews the Board's safety oversight of decommissioning activities at DOE sites, identifies the safety problems observed, and discusses Board initiatives to improve the safety of decommissioning activities at DOE sites. The decommissioning of former defense nuclear facilities has reduced the risk of radioactive material contamination and exposure to the public and site workers. In general, efforts to perform decommissioning work at DOE defense nuclear sites have been successful, and contractors performing decommissioning work have a good safety record. Decommissioning activities have recently been completed at sites identified for closure, including the Rocky Flats Environmental Technology Site, the Fernald Closure Project, and the Miamisburg Closure Project (the Mound site). The Rocky Flats and Fernald sites, which produced plutonium parts and uranium materials for defense needs (respectively), have been turned into wildlife refuges. The Mound site, which performed R and D activities on nuclear materials, has been converted into an industrial and technology park called the Mound Advanced Technology Center. The DOE Office of Legacy Management is responsible for the long term stewardship of these former EM sites. The Board has reviewed many decommissioning activities, and noted that there are valuable lessons learned that can benefit both DOE and the contractor. As part of its ongoing safety oversight responsibilities, the Board and its staff will continue to review the safety of DOE and contractor decommissioning activities at DOE defense nuclear sites.

  12. [Assessment of a residency training program in endocrinology and nutrition by physicians: results of a survey].

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    Moreno-Fernández, Jesús; Gutiérrez-Alcántara, Carmen; Palomares-Ortega, Rafael; García-Manzanares, Alvaro; Benito-López, Pedro

    2011-12-01

    The current training program for resident physicians in endocrinology and nutrition (EN) organizes their medical learning. Program evaluation by physicians was assessed using a survey. The survey asked about demographic variables, EN training methods, working time and center, and opinion on training program contents. Fifty-one members of Sociedad Castellano-Manchega de Endocrinología, Nutrición y Diabetes, and Sociedad Andaluza de Endocrinología y Nutrición completed the survey. Forty-percent of them disagreed with the compulsory nature of internal medicine, cardiology, nephrology and, especially, neurology rotations (60%); a majority (>50%) were against several recommended rotations included in the program. The fourth year of residence was considered by 37.8% of respondents as the optimum time for outpatient and inpatient control and monitoring without direct supervision. The recommended monthly number of on-call duties was 3.8±1.2. We detected a positive opinion about extension of residence duration to 4.4±0.5 years. Doctoral thesis development during the residence period was not considered convenient by 66.7% of physicians. Finally, 97.8% of resident physicians would recommend residency in EN to other colleagues. Endocrinologists surveyed disagreed with different training program aspects such as the rotation system, skill acquisition timing, and on-call duties. Therefore, an adaptation of the current training program in EN would be required. Copyright © 2011 SEEN. Published by Elsevier Espana. All rights reserved.

  13. Education research: neurology training reassessed. The 2011 American Academy of Neurology Resident Survey results.

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    Johnson, Nicholas E; Maas, Matthew B; Coleman, Mary; Jozefowicz, Ralph; Engstrom, John

    2012-10-23

    To assess the strengths and weaknesses of neurology resident education using survey methodology. A 27-question survey was sent to all neurology residents completing residency training in the United States in 2011. Of eligible respondents, 49.8% of residents returned the survey. Most residents believed previously instituted duty hour restrictions had a positive impact on resident quality of life without impacting patient care. Most residents rated their faculty and clinical didactics favorably. However, many residents reported suboptimal preparation in basic neuroscience and practice management issues. Most residents (71%) noted that the Residency In-service Training Examination (RITE) assisted in self-study. A minority of residents (14%) reported that the RITE scores were used for reasons other than self-study. The vast majority (86%) of residents will enter fellowship training following residency and were satisfied with the fellowship offers they received. Graduating residents had largely favorable neurology training experiences. Several common deficiencies include education in basic neuroscience and clinical practice management. Importantly, prior changes to duty hours did not negatively affect the resident perception of neurology residency training.

  14. Efficacy of metacognitive training for patients with borderline personality disorder: Preliminary results.

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    Schilling, Lisa; Moritz, Steffen; Kriston, Levente; Krieger, Maria; Nagel, Matthias

    2017-09-11

    'Metacognitive training for borderline personality disorder' (B-MCT) represents a complementary group intervention. It aims at raising awareness for cognitive biases that may play an important role in the development and maintenance of borderline symptomatology. For the present study, we evaluated the effectiveness of this new approach against a control condition. Seventy-four inpatients with borderline personality disorder (BPD) were randomly assigned to metacognitive training for BPD or progressive muscle relaxation training as an add-on intervention to treatment as usual. Severity of symptomatology was assessed at baseline, four weeks after beginning and six months after completion of the intervention. The per-protocol and intention-to-treat analyses revealed that patients in the metacognitive training group showed significantly greater reductions on the primary outcome (Borderline Symptom List-23) after six months. Progressive muscle relaxation was superior in alleviating depressive symptoms (secondary outcome: Beck Depression Inventory) at the long-term follow-up. Findings provide preliminary evidence that metacognitive training for BPD yields surplus effects to standard treatment. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier B.V.

  15. Examining the FDA's oversight of direct-to-consumer advertising.

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    Gahart, Martin T; Duhamel, Louise M; Dievler, Anne; Price, Roseanne

    2003-01-01

    Our analysis examined the effects of the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA's) 1997 draft guidance regarding advertisements for prescription drugs broadcast directly to consumers. We found that although direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertising spending by pharmaceutical companies has increased, more than 80 percent of their promotional spending is directed to physicians. DTC advertising appears to increase the use of prescription drugs among consumers. The FDA's oversight has not prevented companies from making misleading claims in subsequent advertisements, and a recent policy change has lengthened the FDA's review process, raising the possibility that some misleading campaigns could run their course before review.

  16. Congressional Oversight of Intelligence: Current Structure and Alternatives

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    2010-03-29

    Committee on Intelligence. The resolution’s sponsor, Senator Russell Feingold , noted that “this effort to reform and improve congressional oversight...2008, pp. S8416-S8417. 39 Ibid., p. S8418. 40 Ibid., p. S8419. 41 Hon. Russell Feingold , Statement on behalf of S.Res. 164, 111th Congress, 1st...Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010, S.Rept. 111-55, 111th Congress, 1st sess., sec. 335 (Washington, GPO, 2009); Hon. Daniel K. Akaka

  17. The Effects of Cognitive Training for Elderly: Results from My Mind Project

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    Papa, Roberta; Lattanzio, Fabrizia; Postacchini, Demetrio

    2016-01-01

    Abstract Cognitive decline and dementia represent very important public health problems that impact the ability to maintain social function and independent living. The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of a nonpharmacological intervention consisting of comprehensive cognitive training in elderly people having one of three different cognitive statuses. In all, 321 elderly people with a diagnoses of mild–moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD), with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and without cognitive decline were randomly assigned to two groups: experimental group (EG, who underwent intervention) and control group (CG), according to a prospective randomized intervention study. In the three groups, immediately after the end of the intervention, we observed a significant effect on some cognitive and noncognitive outcomes in the EGs. At the end of the intervention, we found an intermediate intervention effect on the Alzheimer's Disease Assessment Scale (ADAS) score of subjects with AD, as well as on functional status, as measured by using the Instrumental Activities of Daily Living scale. A significant intervention effect was also observed on enhancement of auditory verbal short-term memory and subjective memory complaints of subjects with MCI. The group of subjects without cognitive decline obtained a significant intervention effect on subjective complaints outcomes. The obtained results demonstrated that participation in the intervention could improve performance with respect to specific cognitive functions and psychological statuses. The role of healthy lifestyle programs, such as the use of comprehensive interventions, has been shown to be efficient for enhancing memory and other abilities in aged individuals with and without cognitive decline. PMID:26952713

  18. The cardiovascular in-training examination: development, implementation, results, and future directions.

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    Kuvin, Jeffrey T; Soto, Amanda; Foster, Lauren; Dent, John; Kates, Andrew M; Polk, Donna M; Rosenzweig, Barry; Indik, Julia

    2015-03-31

    The American College of Cardiology (ACC), in collaboration with the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME), developed the first standardized in-training examination (ITE) for cardiovascular disease fellows-in-training (FITs). In addition to testing knowledge, this examination uses the newly developed ACC Curricular Milestones to provide specific, competency-based feedback to program directors and FITs. The ACC ITE has been administered more than 5,000 times since 2011. This analysis sought to report the initial experience with the ITE, including feasibility and reliability of test development and implementation, as well as the ability of this process to provide useful feedback in key content areas. The annual ACC ITE has been available to cardiovascular disease fellowship programs in the United States since 2011. Questions for this Web-based, secure, multiple-choice examination were developed by a group of cardiovascular disease specialists and each question was analyzed by the NBME to ensure quality. Scores were equated and standardized to allow for comparability. Trainees and program directors were provided detailed feedback, including a list of the curricular competencies tested by those questions answered incorrectly. The ITE was administered 5,118 times. In 2013, the examination was taken by 1,969 fellows, representing 194 training programs. Among the 3 training years, there was consistency in the examination scores. Total test scores and scores within each of the content areas increased with each FIT year (there was a statistically significant difference in each cohort's average scale score across administration years). There was also significant improvement in examination scores across the fellowship years. The ACC ITE is a powerful tool available to all training programs to assess medical knowledge. This examination also delivers robust and timely feedback addressing individual knowledge gaps, and thus, may serve as a basis for improving training

  19. [Inventory of training of internal medicine in France: Results of a national survey].

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    Samson, M; Terrier, B; Mangin, O; Mouthon, L

    2017-05-01

    To make an inventory of training of Internal Medicine in France. This study was conducted between May and September 2015 with coordinators (interviews of 45minutes) of local Internal Medicine training and fellows (online questionnaire). All coordinators (n=28) responded to the interviews. Local training of Internal Medicine exists in 86% of regions (3.1±3.1hours/month) and an interregional training in all interregions (34.7±13.9hours/year). When excluding Île-de-France, no correlation between the number of teachers and the amount of lessons was noted (P=0.61). Of the 550 fellows in Internal Medicine in 2014-2015, 223 (41%) responded to the online questionnaire. Mean level was 5.5±2.7 semesters. The rate of satisfaction (1=very dissatisfied and 5=very satisfied) was 3.0±1.0 and 3.8±0.8 for regional and interregional teaching, respectively (P<0.0001). Regional teaching satisfaction was correlated with the perceived expanse of diseases covered into the program (P<0.0001). In addition, 89% of fellows wish to evaluate themselves online, 66% wish to have a practical evaluation at the bedside and 70% in simulation centers. Finally, 91% of fellows support the establishment of a national program for the training of Internal Medicine. This survey states for the first time an inventory of training of Internal Medicine dedicated to fellows in France. This report highlights that fellows wish to have a national program, be further evaluated and have access to more interactive approach of teaching. Copyright © 2016 Société Nationale Française de Médecine Interne (SNFMI). Published by Elsevier SAS. All rights reserved.

  20. Residency in urology and training in kidney transplantation. Results of a national survey.

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    Cabello-Benavente, R; González-Enguita, C

    2015-06-01

    To determine the current state of kidney transplantation (KT) training in a country that is leader in organ donation and transplantation. We conducted an online survey by e-mail to 138 urology residents. The survey contained 5 sections: affiliation, training in KT, interest in KT, residents of transplant centers and residents of nontransplant centers. Sixty-five residents responded, 47.1% of the urologists in training surveyed, representing 28 cities and 15 provinces. Fifty-five percent (n=36) of the respondents deemed the KT training offered during their residency as insufficient, and 85% (n=55) demanded more resources. More than half were not confident in their abilities to perform transplantation surgery over the course of their residency (n=35). Nineteen percent of the residents considered KT an important discipline in their residency, with a mean score of 56.2 (1-100). Among the residents of the transplant centers (69.2%, n=45), 73% (n=33) considered KT when choosing a center for their residency. Of the surveyed residents from nontransplant centers (30.7%, n=20), 45% (n=9) do not perform an external rotation in KT. The surveyed residents demand more training in KT. The most common situation is to end a residency without having performed a complete KT. KT is considered an asset when selecting a resident medical intern position and commonly they are part of the transplantation team. The majority of residents are trained in centers with less than 75 transplants/year. External rotations in KT are not the rule in centers where transplantation is not performed. Copyright © 2014 AEU. Publicado por Elsevier España, S.L.U. All rights reserved.

  1. Training in clinical oncology: results of the Royal College of Radiologists' survey of new consultants.

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    Benstead, K; Gilson, D; Hanna, L; Radhakrishna, G; McAleer, J; Bloomfield, D; Jyothirmayi, R; Campbell, A; Booth, J

    2012-12-01

    To seek the views of consultants appointed less than 2 years ago on the appropriateness of their training in fitting them to carry out their present posts, the FRCR examination, experience of research and the prevalence and value of out of programme experience and acting up as a consultant. All the consultants identified from the Royal College of Radiologists' database as having been appointed to a consultant post in the last 2 years were emailed inviting them to take part in a web-based survey. The response rate was 60% (32 of 53 consultants). Ninety-four per cent agreed or strongly agreed that training had equipped them for clinical work as a consultant, but only 44% agreed or strongly agreed that training had equipped them to fulfil the management roles. Free text answers stressed the importance of management skills, getting involved with trial set-up and producing publications early in their career. Ninety-four per cent agreed or strongly agreed that they had adequate opportunity to develop skills in systemic therapy and radiotherapy planning, but only 56% thought this was the case for intensity-modulated radiotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy. Although 87% agreed or strongly agreed they had sufficient opportunity to develop teaching skills, this was only the case in 62% with regard to research skills. They published a median number of three papers in peer-reviewed journals. Twenty-five per cent of respondents studied for research degrees; 69% of consultants had undertaken out of programme experience and 50% had acted up as a consultant and these were generally found to be valuable experiences. There was strong support for the FRCR examination. Consultants appointed in the last 2 years are generally satisfied with their training. Training in intensity-modulated radiotherapy and image-guided radiotherapy should be improved and the advanced specialist training requires reviewing to better fit consultants for subspecialisation, management and research. Crown

  2. Postgraduate Education in Quality Improvement Methods: Initial Results of the Fellows' Applied Quality Training (FAQT) Curriculum.

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    Winchester, David E; Burkart, Thomas A; Choi, Calvin Y; McKillop, Matthew S; Beyth, Rebecca J; Dahm, Phillipp

    2016-06-01

    Training in quality improvement (QI) is a pillar of the next accreditation system of the Accreditation Committee on Graduate Medical Education and a growing expectation of physicians for maintenance of certification. Despite this, many postgraduate medical trainees are not receiving training in QI methods. We created the Fellows Applied Quality Training (FAQT) curriculum for cardiology fellows using both didactic and applied components with the goal of increasing confidence to participate in future QI projects. Fellows completed didactic training from the Institute for Healthcare Improvement's Open School and then designed and completed a project to improve quality of care or patient safety. Self-assessments were completed by the fellows before, during, and after the first year of the curriculum. The primary outcome for our curriculum was the median score reported by the fellows regarding their self-confidence to complete QI activities. Self-assessments were completed by 23 fellows. The majority of fellows (15 of 23, 65.2%) reported no prior formal QI training. Median score on baseline self-assessment was 3.0 (range, 1.85-4), which was significantly increased to 3.27 (range, 2.23-4; P = 0.004) on the final assessment. The distribution of scores reported by the fellows indicates that 30% were slightly confident at conducting QI activities on their own, which was reduced to 5% after completing the FAQT curriculum. An interim assessment was conducted after the fellows completed didactic training only; median scores were not different from the baseline (mean, 3.0; P = 0.51). After completion of the FAQT, cardiology fellows reported higher self-confidence to complete QI activities. The increase in self-confidence seemed to be limited to the applied component of the curriculum, with no significant change after the didactic component.

  3. Dialectical Behavior Therapy Training and Desired Resources for Implementation: Results From a National Program Evaluation in the Veterans Health Administration.

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    Landes, Sara J; Matthieu, Monica M; Smith, Brandy N; Trent, Lindsay R; Rodriguez, Allison L; Kemp, Janet; Thompson, Caitlin

    2016-08-01

    Little is known about nonresearch training experiences of providers who implement evidence-based psychotherapies for suicidal behaviors among veterans. This national program evaluation identified the history of training, training needs, and desired resources of clinicians who work with at-risk veterans in a national health care system. This sequential mixed methods national program evaluation used a post-only survey design to obtain needs assessment data from clinical sites (N = 59) within Veterans Health Administration (VHA) facilities that implemented dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Data were also collected on resources preferred to support ongoing use of DBT. While only 33% of clinical sites within VHA facilities reported that staff attended a formal DBT intensive training workshop, nearly 97% of participating sites reported having staff who completed self-study using DBT manuals. Mobile apps for therapists and clients and templates for documentation in the electronic health records to support measurement-based care were desired clinical resources. Results indicate that less-intensive training models can aid staff in implementing DBT in real-world health care settings. While more training is requested, a number of VHA facilities have successfully implemented DBT into the continuum of care for veterans at risk for suicide. Reprint & Copyright © 2016 Association of Military Surgeons of the U.S.

  4. 77 FR 68826 - Notice of Meeting Preservation Technology and Training Board

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    ... National Park Service Notice of Meeting Preservation Technology and Training Board AGENCY: National Park... Training Board (PTT Board) of the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training, National Park... oversight to the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT) in compliance with...

  5. Adult Bronchoscopy Training

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    Wahidi, Momen M.; Read, Charles A.; Buckley, John D.; Addrizzo-Harris, Doreen J.; Shah, Pallav L.; Herth, Felix J. F.; de Hoyos Parra, Alberto; Ornelas, Joseph; Yarmus, Lonny; Silvestri, Gerard A.

    2015-01-01

    BACKGROUND: The determination of competency of trainees in programs performing bronchoscopy is quite variable. Some programs provide didactic lectures with hands-on supervision, other programs incorporate advanced simulation centers, whereas others have a checklist approach. Although no single method has been proven best, the variability alone suggests that outcomes are variable. Program directors and certifying bodies need guidance to create standards for training programs. Little well-developed literature on the topic exists. METHODS: To provide credible and trustworthy guidance, rigorous methodology has been applied to create this bronchoscopy consensus training statement. All panelists were vetted and approved by the CHEST Guidelines Oversight Committee. Each topic group drafted questions in a PICO (population, intervention, comparator, outcome) format. MEDLINE data through PubMed and the Cochrane Library were systematically searched. Manual searches also supplemented the searches. All gathered references were screened for consideration based on inclusion criteria, and all statements were designated as an Ungraded Consensus-Based Statement. RESULTS: We suggest that professional societies move from a volume-based certification system to skill acquisition and knowledge-based competency assessment for trainees. Bronchoscopy training programs should incorporate multiple tools, including simulation. We suggest that ongoing quality and process improvement systems be introduced and that certifying agencies move from a volume-based certification system to skill acquisition and knowledge-based competency assessment for trainees. We also suggest that assessment of skill maintenance and improvement in practice be evaluated regularly with ongoing quality and process improvement systems after initial skill acquisition. CONCLUSIONS: The current methods used for bronchoscopy competency in training programs are variable. We suggest that professional societies and certifying

  6. 17 CFR 201.440 - Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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    ... the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 201.440 Section 201.440 Commodity and Securities... and Commission Review § 201.440 Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight... for registration of a public accounting firm, may file an application for review. (b) Procedure. An...

  7. 17 CFR 201.440 - Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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    ... the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 201.440 Section 201.440 Commodity and Securities... and Commission Review § 201.440 Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight... for registration of a public accounting firm, may file an application for review. (b) Procedure. An...

  8. 17 CFR 201.440 - Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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    ... the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 201.440 Section 201.440 Commodity and Securities... and Commission Review § 201.440 Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight... for registration of a public accounting firm, may file an application for review. (b) Procedure. An...

  9. 17 CFR 201.440 - Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board.

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    ... the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. 201.440 Section 201.440 Commodity and Securities... and Commission Review § 201.440 Appeal of determinations by the Public Company Accounting Oversight... for registration of a public accounting firm, may file an application for review. (b) Procedure. An...

  10. 48 CFR 52.236-24 - Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts.

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    ... Architect-Engineer Contracts. 52.236-24 Section 52.236-24 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-24 Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts. As prescribed in 36.609-3, insert the following clause: Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts (APR 1984) The extent...

  11. 17 CFR 202.190 - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board budget approval process.

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    ... Oversight Board budget approval process. 202.190 Section 202.190 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... (Regulation P) § 202.190 Public Company Accounting Oversight Board budget approval process. (a) Purpose. These procedures are established in connection with consideration and approval of the budget and the accounting...

  12. 75 FR 81684 - Order Approving Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Budget and Annual Accounting Support...

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    ...; Release No. 34-63596/December 22, 2010] Order Approving Public Company Accounting Oversight Board Budget and Annual Accounting Support Fee for Calendar Year 2011 The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, as amended (the ``Sarbanes-Oxley Act''), established the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (``PCAOB'') to...

  13. 76 FR 52997 - Public Company Accounting Oversight Board; Order Approving Proposed Board Funding Final Rules for...

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  14. 9 CFR 332.7 - Federal oversight of a cooperative interstate shipment program.

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    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Federal oversight of a cooperative... PRODUCTS INSPECTION AND VOLUNTARY INSPECTION AND CERTIFICATION SELECTED ESTABLISHMENTS; COOPERATIVE PROGRAM... oversight of a cooperative interstate shipment program. (a) The FSIS selected establishment coordinator...

  15. 9 CFR 381.517 - Federal oversight of a cooperative interstate shipment program.

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    ... 9 Animals and Animal Products 2 2012-01-01 2012-01-01 false Federal oversight of a cooperative... Selected Establishments; Cooperative Program for Interstate Shipment of Poultry Products § 381.517 Federal oversight of a cooperative interstate shipment program. (a) The FSIS selected establishment coordinator...

  16. Creating a Learning Organization in Law Enforcement: Maturity Levels for Police Oversight Agencies

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    Filstad, Cathrine; Gottschalk, Petter

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize a stage model for maturity levels for police oversight agencies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a literature review covering police oversight organizations and stages of growth models. Findings: As a conceptual paper, the main findings are related to the appropriateness of…

  17. 34 CFR 1100.31 - Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities?

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  18. 34 CFR 1100.31 - Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities?

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  19. 34 CFR 1100.31 - Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities?

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  20. 34 CFR 1100.31 - Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities?

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  1. 34 CFR 1100.31 - Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities?

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    ... 34 Education 4 2014-07-01 2014-07-01 false Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship... LITERACY NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR LITERACY: LITERACY LEADER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM What Conditions Must Be Met by a Fellow? § 1100.31 Who is responsible for oversight of fellowship activities? (a) All...

  2. Trends in United States Biological Materials Oversight and Institutional Biosafety Committees

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    Jenkins, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Biological materials oversight in life sciences research in the United States is a challenging endeavor for institutions and the scientific, regulatory compliance, and federal communities. In order to assess biological materials oversight at Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) registered with the United States National Institutes of Health,…

  3. Trends in United States Biological Materials Oversight and Institutional Biosafety Committees

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    Jenkins, Chris

    2014-01-01

    Biological materials oversight in life sciences research in the United States is a challenging endeavor for institutions and the scientific, regulatory compliance, and federal communities. In order to assess biological materials oversight at Institutional Biosafety Committees (IBCs) registered with the United States National Institutes of Health,…

  4. 48 CFR 52.236-24 - Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts.

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    2014-10-01

    ... Architect-Engineer Contracts. 52.236-24 Section 52.236-24 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-24 Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts. As prescribed in 36.609-3, insert the following clause: Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts (APR 1984) The extent and...

  5. 48 CFR 52.236-24 - Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts.

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    2011-10-01

    ... Architect-Engineer Contracts. 52.236-24 Section 52.236-24 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-24 Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts. As prescribed in 36.609-3, insert the following clause: Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts (APR 1984) The extent and...

  6. 48 CFR 52.236-24 - Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts.

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    2012-10-01

    ... Architect-Engineer Contracts. 52.236-24 Section 52.236-24 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-24 Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts. As prescribed in 36.609-3, insert the following clause: Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts (APR 1984) The extent and...

  7. 48 CFR 52.236-24 - Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts.

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    2013-10-01

    ... Architect-Engineer Contracts. 52.236-24 Section 52.236-24 Federal Acquisition Regulations System FEDERAL... Provisions and Clauses 52.236-24 Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts. As prescribed in 36.609-3, insert the following clause: Work Oversight in Architect-Engineer Contracts (APR 1984) The extent and...

  8. 48 CFR 52.236-18 - Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts.

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    2010-10-01

    ... 48 Federal Acquisition Regulations System 2 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Work Oversight in Cost... ACQUISITION REGULATION (CONTINUED) CLAUSES AND FORMS SOLICITATION PROVISIONS AND CONTRACT CLAUSES Text of Provisions and Clauses 52.236-18 Work Oversight in Cost-Reimbursement Construction Contracts. As prescribed...

  9. Creating a Learning Organization in Law Enforcement: Maturity Levels for Police Oversight Agencies

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    Filstad, Cathrine; Gottschalk, Petter

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to conceptualize a stage model for maturity levels for police oversight agencies. Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a literature review covering police oversight organizations and stages of growth models. Findings: As a conceptual paper, the main findings are related to the appropriateness of…

  10. Defense Management: DOD Should Enhance Oversight of Equipment-Related Corrosion Projects

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    2013-09-01

    DEFENSE MANAGEMENT DOD Should Enhance Oversight of Equipment-Related Corrosion Projects Report to Congressional...00-00-2013 4. TITLE AND SUBTITLE Defense Management: DOD Should Enhance Oversight of Equipment-Related Corrosion Projects 5a. CONTRACT NUMBER 5b...Equipment- Related Corrosion Projects Why GAO Did This Study According to DOD, corrosion can significantly affect the cost of equipment maintenance and

  11. 76 FR 31416 - Federal Acquisition Regulation; Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs

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    ... Federal Acquisition Regulation; Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs AGENCY: Department of Defense (DoD... contractors have implemented the mandatory contractor business ethics program requirements. DATES: Effective... to Improve DoD's Oversight of Contractor Ethics Programs. The ethics program requirement flows from...

  12. 42 CFR 137.366 - May the Secretary conduct onsite project oversight visits?

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    2010-10-01

    ... Roles of the Secretary in Establishing and Implementing Construction Project Agreements § 137.366 May the Secretary conduct onsite project oversight visits? Yes, the Secretary may conduct onsite project... 42 Public Health 1 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false May the Secretary conduct onsite project oversight...

  13. 22 CFR 96.66 - Oversight of accredited agencies and approved persons by the accrediting entity.

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    2010-04-01

    ... 2000 (IAA) Routine Oversight by Accrediting Entities § 96.66 Oversight of accredited agencies and... with the standards in subpart F of this part, as determined using a method approved by the Secretary in... initiative, conduct site visits to inspect an agency's or person's premises or programs, with or without...

  14. Attention Training for School-Aged Children with ADHD: Results of an Open Trial

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    Tamm, Leanne; Hughes, Carroll; Ames, Laure; Pickering, Joyce; Silver, Cheryl H.; Stavinoha, Peter; Castillo, Christine L.; Rintelmann, Jeanne; Moore, Jarrette; Foxwell, Aleksandra; Bolanos, S. Gina; Hines, Tabatha; Nakonezny, Paul A.; Emslie, Graham

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The article discusses a feasibility study conducted to examine whether Pay Attention!, an intervention training sustained, selective, alternating, and divided attention, could be utilized in a clinical setting with children diagnosed with ADHD, and whether children who received the intervention made attention and executive functioning…

  15. Early Motor Training in Down's Syndrome Babies: Results of an Intervention Program.

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    Sanz, M. T.; Menendez, F. J.

    This study examined whether infants with Down syndrome (N=32) undergoing early motor training would benefit from their parents observing a clinician implement an intervention program with their child. Parents of half the children remained in the room while the clinician implemented motor stimulation techniques, while parents of the other half were…

  16. Taking the Pulse of Training Transfer: Instructor Quality and EMT Certification Examination Results

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    Russ-Eft, Darlene F.; Dickison, Phil; Levine, Roger

    2010-01-01

    The Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician Attributes and Demographics Study (LEADS) provides a representative sampling of EMTs throughout the United States. The present study adds to the transfer of training literature by examining the relationship between instructor quality and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification…

  17. Attention Training for School-Aged Children with ADHD: Results of an Open Trial

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    Tamm, Leanne; Hughes, Carroll; Ames, Laure; Pickering, Joyce; Silver, Cheryl H.; Stavinoha, Peter; Castillo, Christine L.; Rintelmann, Jeanne; Moore, Jarrette; Foxwell, Aleksandra; Bolanos, S. Gina; Hines, Tabatha; Nakonezny, Paul A.; Emslie, Graham

    2010-01-01

    Objective: The article discusses a feasibility study conducted to examine whether Pay Attention!, an intervention training sustained, selective, alternating, and divided attention, could be utilized in a clinical setting with children diagnosed with ADHD, and whether children who received the intervention made attention and executive functioning…

  18. [The training of social skills in children with ADHD - results of a pilot study].

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    Schmitman Gen Pothmann, Marion; Petermann, Ulrike; Petermann, Franz; Zakis, Daniela

    2011-07-01

    Insufficient social competence belongs to the most frequent concomitants of ADHD. This is the first therapeutic concept for the training of social skills adapted to the specific deficits of children with ADHD and developed in the German-speaking region. In a two-group, pre-posttest design with untreated waiting control group, 40 children between 7 and 13 years with the diagnoses F90.0, F90.1, and F98.8 were examined; 15 % were female, 85 % male. In groups of three they took part in the newly developed 10-h training TEAM. The record sheet of social skills for parents (ESF-E) was used to measure social competence. In addition, we recorded attention performances (FBB ADHS) and concomitant psychic factors. Significant effects of the training were demonstrated for almost all social skills (MANOVA/GLM). The outcomes on the different components of attention and the psychosocial concomitant factors are without uniformity. The strongest effects appeared in the areas of conflict management, regulation of emotions, and the capacity for empathy. Training of social skills is a sensible and effective supplement in the therapy of ADHD. An examination of long-term effects still needs to be done.

  19. Acceptability and Feasibility Results of a Strength-Based Skills Training Program for Dementia Caregiving Dyads

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    Judge, Katherine S.; Yarry, Sarah J.; Orsulic-Jeras, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The current article provides an in-depth description of a dyadic intervention for individuals with dementia and their family caregivers. Using a strength-based approach, caregiving dyads received skills training across 5 key areas: (a) education regarding dementia and memory loss, (b) effective communication, (c) managing memory loss, (d)…

  20. Taking the Pulse of Training Transfer: Instructor Quality and EMT Certification Examination Results

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    Russ-Eft, Darlene F.; Dickison, Phil; Levine, Roger

    2010-01-01

    The Longitudinal Emergency Medical Technician Attributes and Demographics Study (LEADS) provides a representative sampling of EMTs throughout the United States. The present study adds to the transfer of training literature by examining the relationship between instructor quality and National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians certification…

  1. The Results of Individualized Social Skills Training Sessions with Rural Elementary Learning Disabled Students.

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    Ferre, Louise; Ferre, Victor

    1991-01-01

    Four third grade students with learning disabilities, poor interpersonal skills, and low self-esteem participated in weekly individualized social skills training. After five weeks, all students showed improvements in peer acceptance and social and general self-esteem, whereas two to three students showed improved attention and academic…

  2. Chat Reference Training after One Decade: The Results of a National Survey of Academic Libraries

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    Devine, Christopher; Paladino, Emily Bounds; Davis, John A.

    2011-01-01

    The first comprehensive national survey of all academic libraries in the United States which were conducting chat reference service was carried out to determine: what practices were being used to prepare personnel for chat reference service, what competencies were being taught, how and why training practices may have changed over time, and what…

  3. Abbreviated Upright Behavioral Relaxation Training for Test Anxiety among College Students: Initial Results

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    Tatum, Teresa; Lundervold, Duane A.; Ament, Patrick

    2006-01-01

    Effect of abbreviated upright Behavioral Relaxation Training (BRT) on two self-report measures of test anxiety was examined using a quasi-experimental pre-post between groups (N = 20) research design with self-referred college students. At time 1 (T1) assessment, all participants completed the Abbreviated Test Anxiety Scale (ATAS) and were trained…

  4. Categorization Training Results in Shape- and Category-Selective Human Neural Plasticity

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    Jiang, Xiong; Bradley, Evan; Rini, Regina A.; Zeffiro, Thomas; VanMeter, John; Riesenhuber, Maximilian

    2007-01-01

    Summary Object category learning is a fundamental ability, requiring combination of “bottom-up” stimulus-driven with “top-down” task-specific information. It therefore may be a fruitful domain for study of the general neural mechanisms underlying cortical plasticity. A simple model predicts that category learning involves the formation of a task-independent shape-selective representation that provides input to circuits learning the categorization task, with the computationally appealing prediction of facilitated learning of additional, novel tasks over the same stimuli. Using fMRI rapid-adaptation techniques, we find that categorization training (on morphed “cars”) induced a significant release from adaptation for small shape changes in lateral occipital cortex irrespective of category membership, compatible with the sharpening of a representation coding for physical appearance. In contrast, an area in lateral prefrontal cortex, selectively activated during categorization, showed sensitivity post-training to explicit changes in category membership. Further supporting the model, categorization training also improved discrimination performance on the trained stimuli. PMID:17359923

  5. Designing the Right Blend: Combining Online and Onsite Training for Optimal Results.

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    Rowley, Kurt; Bunker, Ellen; Cole, David

    2002-01-01

    Describes two decisions in the development of effective blended instruction: selecting the instructional approach and selecting the development approach. Examines a successful training design and development case at a military continuing education college and analyzes it as an application of a blended onsite-online approach to human performance…

  6. Results of a Multifaceted Intimate Partner Violence Training Program for Pediatric Residents

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    McColgan, Maria D.; Cruz, Mario; McKee, Jessica; Dempsey, Sandra H.; Davis, Martha B.; Barry, Patricia; Yoder, Ana Lisa; Giardino, Angelo P.

    2010-01-01

    Objective: To evaluate the efficacy of a multifaceted Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) intervention on knowledge, attitudes, and screening practices of pediatric residents. Methods: The intervention included: an on-site IPV counselor, IPV training for attending physicians, residents and social workers, and screening prompts. Evaluation included…

  7. Acceptability and Feasibility Results of a Strength-Based Skills Training Program for Dementia Caregiving Dyads

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    Judge, Katherine S.; Yarry, Sarah J.; Orsulic-Jeras, Silvia

    2010-01-01

    Purpose: The current article provides an in-depth description of a dyadic intervention for individuals with dementia and their family caregivers. Using a strength-based approach, caregiving dyads received skills training across 5 key areas: (a) education regarding dementia and memory loss, (b) effective communication, (c) managing memory loss, (d)…

  8. Results of a multifaceted Intimate Partner Violence training program for pediatric residents.

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    McColgan, Maria D; Cruz, Mario; McKee, Jessica; Dempsey, Sandra H; Davis, Martha B; Barry, Patricia; Yoder, Ana Lisa; Giardino, Angelo P

    2010-04-01

    To evaluate the efficacy of a multifaceted Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) intervention on knowledge, attitudes, and screening practices of pediatric residents. The intervention included: an on-site IPV counselor, IPV training for attending physicians, residents and social workers, and screening prompts. Evaluation included baseline and post-training surveys of residents, assessing their knowledge, attitudes, and comfort with IPV screening, patient chart reviews at baseline, 3 months, and 8 months for documentation of IPV screening, and review of the IPV counselor's client charts. Baseline chart review showed screening rates of less than 1%. Screening rates were 36.2% at 3 months and 33.1% at 8 months. After training, residents were more likely to know: IPV screening questions (47.1% vs. 100%); referral sources (34.3% vs. 82.9%); and the relationship between child abuse and IPV (52.9% vs. 97.1%). At baseline, barriers to IPV screening included time (50%), lack of knowledge of how to screen (26.5%) and where to refer (23.5%). Post-training, barriers were time (44%), presence of children (25.9%) or other adults (18.5%) in the room, and inappropriate location (18.5%). Post-training, none of the residents listed "lack of knowledge" or "lack of referral sources" as barriers to IPV screening. After 12 months, 107 victims of IPV were identified; most referred from inpatient units and subspecialty clinics. A multifaceted IPV intervention increased identification of IPV victims and markedly improved attitudes, comfort, and IPV screening practices of pediatric residents. IPV screening rates were sustainable with minimal ongoing training. Consideration should be given to the training and practice supports necessary to encourage IPV screening in the pediatric setting. Educational efforts that familiarize pediatricians with the content surrounding the risk and potential impact of IPV to children and families along with practice supports that make incorporating screening for IPV

  9. Neonatal resuscitation training program in Malaysia: results of the first 2 years.

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    Boo, N Y; Pong, K M

    2001-04-01

    To determine the number of providers and instructors trained by the initial 37 core instructors during the first 2 years following the launch of the Malaysian Neonatal Resuscitation Program (NRP). To identify remediable problems which interfered with the propagation of the NRP in Malaysia. A prospective observational study carried out over a 2-year period between 2 September 1996 to 2 September 1998. For every training course conducted, the instructors completed a NRP course report form (Form A) that documented the instructors involved in the course. For every participant who attended the course and successfully completed it, the instructors submitted a record form (Form B) that contained the name, hospital address, department, profession, place of work, language used for training and the marks obtained by the individual participant. After each course, completed forms A and B were returned to the NRP secretariat for compilation. Of the 37 core instructors, 35 (94.6%) carried out training courses in their respective home states. A further 513 new instructors and 2256 providers were trained subsequently. A total of 2806 health personnel from all 13 states of Malaysia were NRP-certified during the first 2 years. However, 61.2% (n = 335) of the 550 instructors were inactive trainers, having trained less than four personnel per instructor a year. Most of the NRP-certified personnel were either doctors (32.0%) or nursing staff (64.4%). More than 60% of these worked either in the labour rooms, neonatal intensive care units or special care nurseries. At least one person from all three university hospitals and all general hospitals, 89.3% (92/103) of the district hospitals, 3.5% (73/2090) of the maternal and child health services, and 21% (46/219) of the private hospitals and maternity homes, were trained in the NRP. Dissemination of the NRP in Malaysia during the first 2 years was very encouraging. Further efforts should be made to spread the program to private hospitals

  10. Training haptic stiffness discrimination: time course of learning with or without visual information and knowledge of results.

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    Teodorescu, Kinneret; Bouchigny, Sylvain; Korman, Maria

    2013-08-01

    In this study, we explored the time course of haptic stiffness discrimination learning and how it was affected by two experimental factors, the addition of visual information and/or knowledge of results (KR) during training. Stiffness perception may integrate both haptic and visual modalities. However, in many tasks, the visual field is typically occluded, forcing stiffness perception to be dependent exclusively on haptic information. No studies to date addressed the time course of haptic stiffness perceptual learning. Using a virtual environment (VE) haptic interface and a two-alternative forced-choice discrimination task, the haptic stiffness discrimination ability of 48 participants was tested across 2 days. Each day included two haptic test blocks separated by a training block Additional visual information and/or KR were manipulated between participants during training blocks. Practice repetitions alone induced significant improvement in haptic stiffness discrimination. Between days, accuracy was slightly improved, but decision time performance was deteriorated. The addition of visual information and/or KR had only temporary effects on decision time, without affecting the time course of haptic discrimination learning. Learning in haptic stiffness discrimination appears to evolve through at least two distinctive phases: A single training session resulted in both immediate and latent learning. This learning was not affected by the training manipulations inspected. Training skills in VE in spaced sessions can be beneficial for tasks in which haptic perception is critical, such as surgery procedures, when the visual field is occluded. However, training protocols for such tasks should account for low impact of multisensory information and KR.

  11. Barriers to Effective Deliberation in Clinical Research Oversight.

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    Wenner, Danielle M

    2016-09-01

    Ethical oversight of clinical research is one of the primary means of ensuring that human subjects are protected from the natural bias of researchers and research institutions in favor of experimentation. At a minimum, effective oversight should ensure that risks are minimized and reasonable in relation to anticipated benefits, protect vulnerable subjects from potential coercion or undue influence, ensure full and informed consent, and promote the equitable distribution of the risks and benefits of research. Because these assessments often involve value judgments for which there are no agreed-upon objective standards, we rely on deliberative procedures thought to have the greatest likelihood of producing the right or best outcomes. Concerns about the potential for improperly functioning IRBs to waste scarce human and institutional resources and impede biomedical progress have motivated a surge in empirical research assessing their procedures and outcomes. Yet within this literature, there has been minimal attention paid to the social scientific evidence regarding how individuals and deliberating groups make decisions, nor how those data might inform IRB practice. This essay seeks to fill that gap, locating recent empirical data on IRB composition and process within the context of data regarding what I call "deliberative pathologies," or instances when deliberation fails to live up to one or more aspect of the deliberative ideal because of systematic biases in the ways participants interact. The paper goes on to make evidence-based recommendations to reduce the vulnerability of IRB deliberations to the kinds of pathologies discussed and indicate directions for future research.

  12. Real-time Responsiveness for Ethics Oversight During Disaster Research.

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    Eckenwiler, Lisa; Pringle, John; Boulanger, Renaud; Hunt, Matthew

    2015-11-01

    Disaster research has grown in scope and frequency. Research in the wake of disasters and during humanitarian crises--particularly in resource-poor settings--is likely to raise profound and unique ethical challenges for local communities, crisis responders, researchers, and research ethics committees (RECs). Given the ethical challenges, many have questioned how best to provide research ethics review and oversight. We contribute to the conversation concerning how best to ensure appropriate ethical oversight in disaster research and argue that ethical disaster research requires of researchers and RECs a particular sort of ongoing, critical engagement which may not be warranted in less exceptional research. We present two cases that typify the concerns disaster researchers and RECs may confront, and elaborate upon what this ongoing engagement might look like--how it might be conceptualized and utilized--using the concept of real-time responsiveness (RTR). The central aim of RTR, understood here as both an ethical ideal and practice, is to lessen the potential for research conducted in the wake of disasters to create, perpetuate, or exacerbate vulnerabilities and contribute to injustices suffered by disaster-affected populations. Well cultivated and deployed, we believe that RTR may enhance the moral capacities of researchers and REC members, and RECs as institutions where moral agency is nurtured and sustained.

  13. Oversight of Genomic Data Sharing: What Roles for Ethics and Data Access Committees?

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    Shabani, Mahsa; Dove, Edward S; Murtagh, Madeleine; Knoppers, Bartha Maria; Borry, Pascal

    2017-08-24

    Discussions regarding responsible genomic data sharing often center around ethical and legal issues such as the consent, privacy, and confidentiality of individuals, families, and communities. To ensure the ethical grounds of genomic data sharing, oversight by both research ethics and Data Access Committees (DACs) across the research lifecycle is warranted. In this article, we review these oversight practices and argue that they reveal a compelling need to clarify the scope of ethical considerations by oversight bodies and to delineate core elements such as "objectionable" data uses. Ethical oversight of genomic data sharing would be considerably improved if the relevant ethical considerations by research ethics and DACs were coordinated. We therefore suggest several mechanisms to achieve greater clarification of ethical considerations by these committees, as well as greater communication and coordination between both to ensure robust and sustained ethical oversight of genomic data sharing.

  14. A computer touch screen system and training procedure for use with primate infants: Results from pigtail monkeys (Macaca nemestrina).

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    Mandell, Dorothy J; Sackett, Gene P

    2008-03-01

    Computerized cognitive and perceptual testing has resulted in many advances towards understanding adult brain-behavior relations across a variety of abilities and species. However, there has been little migration of this technology to the assessment of very young primate subjects. We describe a training procedure and software that was developed to teach infant monkeys to interact with a touch screen computer. Eighteen infant pigtail macaques began training at 90-postnatal days and five began at 180-postnatal days. All animals were trained to reliably touch a stimulus presented on a computer screen and no significant differences were found between the two age groups. The results demonstrate the feasibility of using computers to assess cognitive and perceptual abilities early in development.

  15. Agility training in young elite soccer players: promising results compared to change of direction drills.

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    Chaalali, A; Rouissi, M; Chtara, M; Owen, A; Bragazzi, N L; Moalla, W; Chaouachi, A; Amri, M; Chamari, K

    2016-12-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two different training programmes - change of direction (COD) vs. agility (AG) - on straight sprint (SS), COD and AG test performances in young elite soccer players. Thirty-two soccer players (age: 14.5±0.9 years; height: 171.2±5.1 cm; body mass: 56.4±7.1 kg, body fat: 10.3±2.3%) participated in a short-term (6 weeks) training study. Players were randomly assigned to two experimental groups - training with change of direction drills (COD-G, n=11) or using agility training (AG-G, n= 11) - and to a control group (CON-G, n=10). All players completed the following tests before and after training: straight sprint (15m SS), 15 m agility run with (15m-AR-B) and without a ball (15m-AR), 5-0-5 agility test, reactive agility test (RAT), and RAT test with ball (RAT-B). A significant group effect was observed for all tests (p<0.001; η(2)=large). In 15m SS, COD-G and AG-G improved significantly (2.21; ES=0.57 and 2.18%; ES=0.89 respectively) more than CON-G (0.59%; ES=0.14). In the 15m-AR and 5-0-5 agility test, COD-G improved significantly more (5.41%; ES=1.15 and 3.41; ES=0.55 respectively) than AG-G (3.65%; ES=1.05 and 2.24; ES=0.35 respectively) and CON-G (1.62%; ES=0.96 and 0.97; ES=0.19 respectively). Improvements in RAT and RAT-B were larger (9.37%; ES=2.28 and 7.73%; ES=2.99 respectively) in RAT-G than the other groups. In conclusion, agility performance amongst young elite soccer could be improved using COD training. Nevertheless, including a conditioning programme for agility may allow a high level of athletic performance to be achieved.

  16. Agility training in young elite soccer players: promising results compared to change of direction drills

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    Rouissi, M; Chtara, M; Owen, A; Bragazzi, NL; Moalla, W; Chaouachi, A; Amri, M; Chamari, K

    2016-01-01

    The aim of this study was to compare the effect of two different training programmes – change of direction (COD) vs. agility (AG) – on straight sprint (SS), COD and AG test performances in young elite soccer players. Thirty-two soccer players (age: 14.5±0.9 years; height: 171.2±5.1 cm; body mass: 56.4±7.1 kg, body fat: 10.3±2.3%) participated in a short-term (6 weeks) training study. Players were randomly assigned to two experimental groups – training with change of direction drills (COD-G, n=11) or using agility training (AG-G, n= 11) – and to a control group (CON-G, n=10). All players completed the following tests before and after training: straight sprint (15m SS), 15 m agility run with (15m-AR-B) and without a ball (15m-AR), 5-0-5 agility test, reactive agility test (RAT), and RAT test with ball (RAT-B). A significant group effect was observed for all tests (p<0.001; η2=large). In 15m SS, COD-G and AG-G improved significantly (2.21; ES=0.57 and 2.18%; ES=0.89 respectively) more than CON-G (0.59%; ES=0.14). In the 15m-AR and 5-0-5 agility test, COD-G improved significantly more (5.41%; ES=1.15 and 3.41; ES=0.55 respectively) than AG-G (3.65%; ES=1.05 and 2.24; ES=0.35 respectively) and CON-G (1.62%; ES=0.96 and 0.97; ES=0.19 respectively). Improvements in RAT and RAT-B were larger (9.37%; ES=2.28 and 7.73%; ES=2.99 respectively) in RAT-G than the other groups. In conclusion, agility performance amongst young elite soccer could be improved using COD training. Nevertheless, including a conditioning programme for agility may allow a high level of athletic performance to be achieved. PMID:28090138

  17. 78 FR 39021 - Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; System of Records Notice

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    ... From the Federal Register Online via the Government Publishing Office PRIVACY AND CIVIL LIBERTIES OVERSIGHT BOARD Privacy Act of 1974; Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board; System of Records Notice AGENCY: Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board. ACTION: Notice of Privacy Act system of...

  18. 17 CFR 151.12 - Delegation of authority to the Director of the Division of Market Oversight.

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    2012-04-01

    ... Director of the Division of Market Oversight. 151.12 Section 151.12 Commodity and Securities Exchanges... to the Director of the Division of Market Oversight. (a) The Commission hereby delegates, until it orders otherwise, to the Director of the Division of Market Oversight or such other employee or employees...

  19. The role of laboratory dissection training in neurosurgical residency: results of a national survey.

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    Kshettry, Varun R; Mullin, Jeffrey P; Schlenk, Richard; Recinos, Pablo F; Benzel, Edward C

    2014-11-01

    Work hour restrictions and current quality, financial, and legal concerns have reduced resident operative volume and autonomy. Although laboratory (cadaveric or animal) dissection has a rich history in neurosurgery, its current role in resident training is unclear. Recent literature suggests educators have looked to simulation to accelerate the learning curve of acquiring neurosurgical technical skills. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence, characteristics, and extent of laboratory dissection in neurosurgical residency programs in the United States. A survey was sent to program directors of all 100 neurosurgical residency programs in the United States. Response rate was 65%. Most programs (93.8%) incorporate laboratory dissection into resident training. Most programs have 1-3 (36.1%) or 4-6 (39.3%) sessions annually. Residents in postgraduate years 2-6 (85.2%-93.4%) most commonly participate. The most common topics are cranial approaches (100%), spinal approaches (88.5%), spine instrumentation (80.3%), and endoscopy (50.8%). Thirty-one (47.7%) programs use artificial physical model or virtual reality simulators; the most common simulators are endoscopy (15.4%), microvascular anastomosis (13.8%), and endovascular (10.8%). Only 8 programs (13.1%) formally grade dissection skills. Educators (95.4%) believe laboratory dissection is an integral component of training and no respondent believed simulation could currently provide greater educational benefit than laboratory dissection. Most (89.2%) respondents would support a national "suggested" dissection curriculum and manual. In neurosurgical resident education, laboratory dissection is widely used; however, significant variation exists. Nonetheless, program directors believe laboratory dissection plays an integral role in neurosurgical training and is currently associated with greater educational benefit than simulation. Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  20. United States Security Assistance Training of Latin American Militaries: Intentions and Results.

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    1995-09-01

    Guatemalan efforts were in opposition to subversion of the Partido Guatemalteco de Trabajo (PGT), or the communist party. The PGT had received some...Training School Noncommissioned Officer Organization of American States Partido Guatemalteco de Trabajo (Guatemalan Communist Party) Peace Keeping...los Derechos Humanos en Colombia y el Papel del Gobierno y las Fuerzas Armadas para su Defensa," Military Review. (Hispanic Edition) 60-82. (April

  1. Perceptions of junior doctors in the NHS about their training: results of a regional questionnaire.

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    Gilbert, Alexandra; Hockey, Peter; Vaithianathan, Rhema; Curzen, Nick; Lees, Peter

    2012-03-01

    To explore the views of doctors in training about their current roles and their potential value to the National Health Service (NHS) in improving healthcare quality and productivity. Online questionnaire sent via email to 3766 junior doctors (foundation year one to specialist trainee year 3+) in the NHS South Central region. The response rate was 1479/3766 (39.3%). Respondents recognised the importance of leadership (89.7%), team working (89.2%) and professionalism (97%). Only 3.4% of junior doctors stated they have never acted in a leadership capacity. However, respondents reported a lack of receptivity from their organisations: the majority responded that they do not feel valued by managers (83.3%), the chief executive (77.7%), the organisation (77.3%), the NHS (79.3%) and consultants (58.2%). 91.2% of respondents have had ideas for improvement in their workplace; however, only 10.7% have had their ideas for change implemented. Respondents who had been on a NHS South Central leadership development course were significantly more likely to feel valued by all groups of staff in their organisation. They were also significantly more likely to report having their ideas implemented. Doctors in training have a desire and perceived ability to contribute to improvement in the NHS but do not perceive their working environment as receptive to their skills. Junior doctors who attend leadership training report higher levels of desire and ability to express these skills. This study suggests junior doctors are an untapped NHS resource and that they and their organisations would benefit from more formalised provision of training in leadership.

  2. Demand for specialised training for the obese trauma patient: National ATLS expert group survey results.

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    Pucher, Philip H; Tanno, Lulu; Hewage, Kalon; Bagnall, N Mark

    2017-05-01

    The growing incidence of obesity in Western populations continues to place new stressors on health systems. Obese trauma patients present particular challenges across the entirety of the patient care pathway, and are at risk of higher lengths of stay, morbidity, and mortality. This study sought to assess a national group of trauma experts' opinions and knowledge regarding the management of obese trauma. A questionnaire was circulated to a trauma training providers and national steering committee members at a UK national Advance Trauma Life Support meeting. Demographic, knowledge, and opinion data was collected and collated for analysis. 109 questionnaires were returned (73% response rate). Broad agreement was reached that obese trauma patients were more challenging to manage (96.2% agreement) and suffered worse outcomes (89.9%). Only 22.2% felt their hospitals possessed appropriate resources to facilitate management. Up to a third of respondents had personally witnesses errors in care due to patient obesity. 90% believed specialist training for obese trauma could improve care. There is broad consensus amongst UK trauma providers that obese trauma patients are at risk of poorer outcomes and errors in care. Knowledge and preparedness of centres to manage these patients is variable. There was broad consensus that specialist training for the management of obese trauma patients may improve outcomes. Copyright © 2017 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  3. Using a harm reduction lens to examine post-intervention results of medical abortion training among Zambian pharmacists.

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    Fetters, Tamara; Raisanen, Keris; Mupeta, Stephen; Malisikwanda, Isikanda; Vwalika, Bellington; Osur, Joachim; Dijkerman, Sally

    2015-02-01

    Despite broad grounds for legal abortion in Zambia, access to abortion services remains limited. Pharmacy workers, a primary source of health care for communities, present an opportunity to bridge the gap between policy and practice. As part of a larger operations study, 80 pharmacy workers, both registered pharmacists and their assistants, participated in a training on medical abortion in 2009 and 2010. Fifty-five of the 80 pharmacy workers completed an anonymous, structured training pre-test, treated as a baseline questionnaire; 53 of the 80 trainees were interviewed 12-24 months post-training in face-to-face interviews to measure the retention of information and training effectiveness. Survey questions were selected to illustrate the principles of a harm reduction approach to unsafe abortion. Bivariate analysis was used to examine pharmacy worker knowledge, attitudes and dispensing behaviours pre-training and at follow-up. A higher percentage of pharmacy workers reported referring women to a health care facility between surveys (47% to 68%, p = 0.03). The number of pharmacy workers who reported dispensing ineffective abortifacients decreased from baseline to end-line (30% to 25%) but the difference was non-significant. However, study results demonstrate that Zambian pharmacy workers have a role to play in safe abortion services and some are willing to play that role.

  4. Summary of Mode Deactivation Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy and Social Skills Training with Two Year Post Treatment Results

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    Apsche, Jack A.; Bass, Christopher K.; Siv, Alexander M.

    2006-01-01

    This study summarized two treatment research studies and included recidivism data for two years post discharge for group therapy. The study compared Mode deactivation Therapy (MDT), Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT), and Social Skills training (SST), results of the MDT series of studies and the two year post-study recidivism data. The data from the…

  5. Application of arm support training in sub-acute stroke rehabilitation: first results on effectiveness and user experiences.

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    Prange, G B Gerdienke; Kottink, Air Anke; Buurke, J H Jaap; Rietman, J S Hans

    2013-06-01

    A multi-center randomized clinical trial was performed in 7 Dutch rehabilitation centers, in the context of an implementation project (ROBAR), to compare the effect of an arm support (AS) training device to equally intensive conventional reach training (CON) on recovery of arm-hand function in sub-acute stroke. The Fugl-Meyer assessment (FM) and user experiences of therapists and patients were examined in both groups. An improvement of 10 and 8 points on the FM was found for respectively the CON and AS group. Both therapists and patients reported positive experiences on several aspects of user acceptance. These findings indicate that a low-tech system for arm support results in similar gains in arm function as conventional reach training in equal intensity, and is suitable for application in clinical practice.

  6. Nanosecond-Timescale Intra-Bunch-Train Feedback for the Linear Collider: Results of the FONT2 Run

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    Barlow, R.; Dufau, M.; Kalinin, A.; Myatt, G.; Perry, C.; Burrows, P.N.; Hartin, T.; Hussain, S.M.; Molloy, S.; White, G.R.; Adolphsen, C.; Frisch, J.C.; Hendrickson, L.; Jobe, R.K.; Markiewicz, T.; McCormick, D.J.; Nelson, J.; Ross, M.C.; Smith, S.; Smith, T.J.; /SLAC

    2005-05-11

    We report on experimental results from the December 2003/January 2004 data run of the Feedback On Nanosecond Timescales (FONT) experiment at the Next Linear Collider Test Accelerator at SLAC. We built a second-generation prototype intra-train beam-based feedback system incorporating beam position monitors, fast analogue signal processors, a feedback circuit, fast-risetime amplifiers and stripline kickers. We applied a novel real-time charge-normalization scheme to account for beam current variations along the train. We used the system to correct the position of the 170-nanosecond-long bunchtrain at NLCTA. We achieved a latency of 53 nanoseconds, representing a significant improvement on FONT1 (2002), and providing a demonstration of intra-train feedback for the Linear Collider.

  7. High-Intensity Interval Training and Isocaloric Moderate-Intensity Continuous Training Result in Similar Improvements in Body Composition and Fitness in Obese Individuals.

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    Martins, Catia; Kazakova, Irina; Ludviksen, Marit; Mehus, Ingar; Wisloff, Ulrik; Kulseng, Bard; Morgan, Linda; King, Neil

    2016-06-01

    This study aimed to determine the effects of 12 weeks of isocaloric programs of high-intensity intermittent training (HIIT) or moderate-intensity continuous training (MICT) or a short-duration HIIT (1/2HIIT) inducing only half the energy deficit on a cycle ergometer, on body weight and composition, cardiovascular fitness, resting metabolism rate (RMR), respiratory exchange ratio (RER), nonexercise physical activity (PA) levels and fasting and postprandial insulin response in sedentary obese individuals. Forty-six sedentary obese individuals (30 women), with a mean BMI of 33.3 ± 2.9 kg/m2 and a mean age of 34.4 ± 8.8 years were randomly assigned to one of the three training groups: HIIT (n = 16), MICT (n = 14) or 1/2HIIT (n = 16) and exercise was performed 3 times/week for 12 weeks. Overall, there was a significant reduction in body weight, waist (p < .001) and hip (p < .01) circumference,, trunk and leg fat mass (FM; p < .01) and an increase in trunk and leg fat free mass (FFM; p < .01) and cardiovascular fitness (VO2max in ml/kg/min; p < .001) with exercise. However, no significant differences were observed between groups. There was no significant change in RMR, RER, nonexercise PA levels, fasting insulin or insulin sensitivity with exercise or between groups. There was a tendency for a reduction in AUC insulin with exercise (p = .069), but no differences between groups. These results indicate that isocaloric training protocols of HIIT or MICT (or 1/2HIIT inducing only half the energy deficit) exert similar metabolic and cardiovascular improvements in sedentary obese individuals.

  8. Integrating Education and Service in Pediatric Residency Training: Results of a National Survey.

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    Kesselheim, Jennifer C; Schwartz, Alan; Boyer, Debra

    2017-06-29

    The definition and proper role of service, as it relates to education, in the residency training experience has been long debated. In this study we aimed to develop definitions for service and education, delineate how each is perceived to contribute value to training, and to measure respondents' ratings of service and education using case vignettes. We conducted a multisite cohort survey study of pediatric residents (n = 797) and program directors (PDs; n = 37) using a region-stratified sample of 2 to 3 participating pediatric residency programs per region. Surveys were completed by 34 PDs (92%) and 359 trainees (45%). PDs and residents agree that service can, in the absence of formal teaching, be considered educational. When asked how often rotations provide an appropriate balance between education and service, 94% of PDs responded 'extremely/very often' whereas only 68% of residents agreed (P = .005). Residents were significantly more likely than PDs to endorse definitions for service that included volunteer work (82% vs 59%; P = .002), going above and beyond for a patient (91% vs 78%; P = .017), and routine patient care activities (91% vs 72%; P < .001). For 6 of 12 case vignettes, trainees gave median service ratings that were significantly higher than PDs (P = .03). Medical educators and pediatric residents hold mismatched impressions of their training programs' balance of service obligations with clinical education. Specifically, residents more frequently report an overabundance of service. Both groups acknowledge that service activities can be educationally valuable although the groups' definitions of service are not fully aligned. Copyright © 2017 Academic Pediatric Association. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  9. Creating a passion for safety vs. management oversight and inspection

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    Jim. Saveland

    1995-01-01

    I was disappointed with the OSHA report of the South Canyon Fire. My feelings are not the result of any need to defend my agency (USDA Forest Service). In another time and place, I thought the OSHA report following the death of Bill Martin (a smokejumper who died in a training jump) was right on target. In that instance I was disappointed with my agency's response...

  10. A child death as a result of physical violence during toilet training.

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    Alpaslan, Ahmet Hamdi; Coşkun, Kerem Şenol; Yeşil, Arda; Cobanoğlu, Cansu

    2014-11-01

    Enuresis and delayed bladder control are a common source of psychosocial concern for both parents and children. Different cultures have different norms with regard to parenting attitudes. The fact that in Turkey, parents consider enuresis or encopresis as a sign of laziness, misbehavior, or disobedience rather than a medical disorder may cause children to be exposed to physical and emotional violence and maltreatment by the family as a corrective strategy. We present a case in this paper which had a fatal outcome due to physical violence against a child as an educational measure and a toilet training method.

  11. Governmental oversight of prescribing medications: history of the US Food and Drug Administration and prescriptive authority.

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    Plank, Linda S

    2011-01-01

    The evolution of drug regulation and awarding of prescriptive authority is a complex and sometimes convoluted process that can be confusing for health care providers. A review of the history of how drugs have been manufactured and dispensed helps explain why this process has been so laborious and complicated. Because the federal and state governments have the responsibility for protecting the public, most regulations have been passed with the intentions of ensuring consumer safety. The current system of laws and regulations is the result of many years of using the legal system to correct drug marketing that had adverse health consequences. Government oversight will continue as prescribing medications transitions to an electronic form and as health care professionals in addition to physicians seek to gain prescriptive authority.

  12. Combinatorial Motor Training Results in Functional Reorganization of Remaining Motor Cortex after Controlled Cortical Impact in Rats.

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    Combs, Hannah L; Jones, Theresa A; Kozlowski, Dorothy A; Adkins, DeAnna L

    2016-04-15

    Cortical reorganization subsequent to post-stroke motor rehabilitative training (RT) has been extensively examined in animal models and humans. However, similar studies focused on the effects of motor training after traumatic brain injury (TBI) are lacking. We previously reported that after a moderate/severe TBI in adult male rats, functional improvements in forelimb use were accomplished only with a combination of skilled forelimb reach training and aerobic exercise, with or without nonimpaired forelimb constraint. Thus, the current study was designed to examine the relationship between functional motor cortical map reorganization after experimental TBI and the behavioral improvements resulting from this combinatorial rehabilitative regime. Adult male rats were trained to proficiency on a skilled reaching task, received a unilateral controlled cortical impact (CCI) over the forelimb area of the caudal motor cortex (CMC). Three days post-CCI, animals began RT (n = 13) or no rehabilitative training (NoRT) control procedures (n = 13). The RT group participated in daily skilled reach training, voluntary aerobic exercise, and nonimpaired forelimb constraint. This RT regimen significantly improved impaired forelimb reaching success and normalized reaching strategies, consistent with previous findings. RT also enlarged the area of motor cortical wrist representation, derived by intracortical microstimulation, compared to NoRT. These findings indicate that sufficient RT can greatly improve motor function and improve the functional integrity of remaining motor cortex after a moderate/severe CCI. When compared with findings from stroke models, these findings also suggest that more intense RT may be needed to improve motor function and remodel the injured cortex after TBI.

  13. Online training on the safe use of fluoroscopy can result in a significant decrease in patient dose.

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    Frederick-Dyer, Katherine C; Faulkner, Austin R; Chang, Ted T; Heidel, R Eric; Pasciak, Alexander S

    2013-10-01

    Concerns over medical radiation exposure have received national press in recent years, and training in the appropriate use of radiation has become an essential component of every radiology residency program. Appropriate training is particularly important in fluoroscopy because it is commonly used by inexperienced radiology residents and has the potential to impart relatively high patient radiation doses. In an effort to minimize the radiation doses received by patients, our institution has recently initiated an online training program in the safe use of fluoroscopy. This course is required and must be completed by new radiology residents before their first fluoroscopy rotation. The goal of this study was to determine if the use of an online course in the safe use of fluoroscopy could result in decreased patient dose without affecting diagnostic quality. Four years of retrospective procedural data for residents performing gastrointestinal and genitourinary fluoroscopic procedures without specialized training were reviewed. Incoming residents took an American Medical Association-accredited online training program in the safe use of fluoroscopy the week before their first fluoroscopy rotation. Patient dose and diagnostic quality data, inferred from the frequency of attending physician intervention necessary to complete the procedure, were collected for all exams performed by the new group of residents after completion of the training course. This was then compared to data from prior classes and stratified by procedure type. Statistically significant reductions in both average fluoroscopy time (FT) or dose-area-product (DAP) were found for many of the fluoroscopic procedures performed by residents who participated in the online fluoroscopy training program. Specifically, statistically significant reductions in FT for barium enema, cystogram, defecogram, and esophagram procedures (P < .001) were found. Esophagram and upper gastrointestinal studies were completed with a

  14. Adequacy of the regulatory oversight of the Trans-Alaska pipeline and terminal

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    1990-03-01

    The Exxon Valdez spill abruptly brought to the nation's attention the risks of transporting crude oil. While oil tanker transportation received many of the headlines, the safety of pipelines carrying oil and the terminals that store it have also been called into question. GAO testified on the adequacy of regulatory oversight of the 800-mile Trans-Alaska Pipeline System and the terminal at Valdez, Alaska. This paper reports increased and coordinated regulatory oversight as a major component of an effective operational and emergency response strategy for the pipeline. The current lack of comprehensive and systematic oversight is of particular concern because of recent revelations of significant corrosion problems in the pipeline.

  15. Geriatrics Education Team Model Results in Sustained Geriatrics Training in 15 Residency and Fellowship Programs and Scholarship.

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    Denson, Steven; Simpson, Deborah; Denson, Kathryn; Brown, Diane; Manzi, Gabriel; Rehm, Judith; Wessel, Bambi; Duthie, Edmund H

    2016-04-01

    Caring for the growing elderly population will require specialty and subspecialty physicians who have not completed geriatric medicine fellowship training to participate actively in patient care. To meet this workforce demand, a sustainable approach to integrating geriatrics into specialty and subspecialty graduate medical education training is needed. This article describes the use of a geriatrics education team (GET) model to develop, implement, and sustain specialty-specific geriatrics curricula using a systematic process of team formation and needs assessment through evaluation, with a unique focus on developing curricular interventions that are meaningful to each specialty and satisfy training, scholarship, and regulatory requirements. The GET model and associated results from 15 specialty residency and fellowship training programs over a 4-year period include 93% curriculum sustainability after initial implementation, more than half of the programs introducing additional geriatrics education, and more than 80% of specialty GETs fulfilling their scholarship requirements through their curriculum dissemination. Win-wins and barriers encountered in using the GET model, along with the model's efficacy in curriculum development, sustainability, and dissemination, are summarized. © 2016, Copyright the Authors Journal compilation © 2016, The American Geriatrics Society.

  16. Management of Obstetric Perineal Tears: Do Obstetrics and Gynaecology Residents Receive Adequate Training? Results of an Anonymous Survey

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    Cornet, A.; Porta, O.; Piñeiro, L.; Ferriols, E.; Gich, I.; Calaf, J.

    2012-01-01

    Background/Aim. To evaluate the obstetrics and gynaecology residents' perspective of their training and experience in the management of perineal tears that occur during assisted vaginal delivery. We hypothesised that residents would perceive room for improvement in their knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy and the training received in tears repair. Design. Descriptive cross-sectional study. Population/Setting. Seventy-two major residents from all teaching hospitals in Catalonia. Methods. A questionnaire was designed to evaluate experience, perception of the training and supervision provided. Results. The questionnaire was sent to all residents (n = 72), receiving 46 responses (64%). The participants represented 15 out of the 16 teaching hospitals included in the study (94% of the hospitals represented). Approximately, 52% of residents were in their third year while 48% were in their fourth. The majority of them thought that their knowledge of pelvic floor anatomy was poor (62%), although 98% felt confident that they would know when an episiotomy was correctly indicated. The survey found that they lacked experience in the repair of major degree tears (70% had repaired fewer than ten), and most did not carry out followup procedures. Conclusion. The majority of them indicated that more training in this specific area is necessary (98%). PMID:21822436

  17. Oversight mechanisms in public managed care programs: from little oversight to negotiations to shared decision-making.

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    Beinecke, R H

    1999-01-01

    An expanded range of oversight mechanisms is being adopted to hold public human service programs more accountable to funding sources as well as consumers, family members, and providers. Most of these approaches are hierarchical in nature. Some involve negotiated agreements and each is designed to meet certain goals and functions. Each utilizes different forms of decision-making. Stakeholders prefer to be part of a shared decision-making process. Understanding these underlying premises can help to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each method and can suggest how to most effectively utilize combinations of approaches to improve program performance. Whether we will move toward a new paradigm emphasizing participation and collaboration rather than more formal structural approaches is yet undetermined but will greatly affect how programs are monitored and evaluated in the future.

  18. Training Latin American primary care physicians in the WPA module on depression: results of a multicenter trial

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    LEVAV, ITZHAK; KOHN, ROBERT; MONTOYA, IVAN; PALACIO, CARLOS; ROZIC, PABLO; SOLANO, IDA; VALENTINI, WILLIANS; VICENTE, BENJAMIN; MORALES, JORGE CASTRO; EIGUETA, FRANCISCO ESPEJO; SARAVANAN, YAMINI; MIRANDA, CLAUDIO T.; SARTORIUS, NORMAN

    2008-01-01

    Background In order to improve care for people with depressive disorders and to reduce the increasing burden of depression, the American Regional Office of the World Health Organization has launched a major region-wide initiative. A central part of this effort was directed to the primary care system where the diagnosis and treatment of depression are deficient in many countries. This study evaluated the materials developed by the World Psychiatric Association in a training program on depression among primary care physicians by measuring changes in their knowledge, attitudes, and practice (KAP). Method One hundred and seven physicians and 6174 patients from five Latin American countries participated in the trial. KAP were assessed 1 month before and 1 month following the training program. In addition, the presence of depressive symptoms was measured in patients who visited the clinic during a typical week at both times using the Zung Depression Scale and a DSM-IV/ICD-10 major depression checklist. Results The program slightly improved knowledge about depression and modified some attitudes, but had limited impact on actual practice. There was no evidence that the diagnosis of depression was made more frequently, nor was there an improvement in psychopharmacological management. The post-training agreement between physician diagnosis and that based on patient self-report remained low. The physicians, however, seemed more confident in treating depressed patients after training, and referred fewer patients to psychiatrists. Conclusions Traditional means of training primary care physicians in depression have little impact on clinical practice regardless of the quality of the teaching materials. PMID:15842027

  19. Proficiency-based Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery skills training results in durable performance improvement and a uniform certification pass rate.

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    Rosenthal, Madelyn E; Ritter, E Matt; Goova, Mouza T; Castellvi, Antonio O; Tesfay, Seifu T; Pimentel, Elisabeth A; Hartzler, Robert; Scott, Daniel J

    2010-10-01

    The authors have previously documented a 100% certification pass rate immediately after a proficiency-based skills training curriculum for the Fundamentals of Laparoscopic Surgery (FLS) program. This study aimed to determine the durability of skills acquired after initial training. For this study, 21 novice medical students were enrolled in institutional review board (IRB)-approved protocols at two institutions. As previously reported, all the participants successfully completed a structured proficiency-based training curriculum by practicing the five FLS tasks in a distributed fashion over a 2-month period. Pre- and posttesting was conducted, and standard testing metrics were used. The participants were recruited for repeat testing 6 months (retention 1) and 1 year (retention 2) after initial curriculum completion. Of the original 21 students, 15 (10 at University of Texas Southwestern and 5 at Uniformed Services University) were available and agreed to participate. The participants had no additional skills lab training and minimal clinical laparoscopic exposure. None of the 15 participants demonstrated proficiency at the initial pretest (mean score, 146 ± 65), and performance showed significant improvement (p < 0.001) at the posttest (469 ± 20). The participants retained a very high level of performance at retention 1 (437 ± 39; 93% retention of the posttest score) and retention 2 (444 ± 55; 95% retention of the posttest score). Their performance at both retention testing-intervals was sufficient for passing the certification exam (270 cutoff score for passing) with a comfortable margin. There were no significant differences in performance between the two institutions at any time points. The proficiency-based FLS skills curriculum reliably results in a high level of skill retention, even in the absence of ongoing simulator-based training or clinical experience. This curriculum is suitable for widespread implementation.

  20. Diagnosing Key Drivers of Job Impact and Business Results Attributable to Training at the Defense Acquisition University

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    2011-10-01

    Management Science , 33(6), 687–705. Wold , H. (1975). Path models with latent variables: The NIPALS approach. In H. M. Blalock, A. Aganbegian, F. M...developed by Wold (1975), and it focuses on maximizing the Diagnosing Key Drivers of Job impact and Business Results October 2011 Attributable to Training...perfectly would have an R2 value of 100 percent, although this situation is virtually impossible to achieve in social science research. To put this

  1. Anterior lumbar interbody surgery for spondylosis results from a classically-trained neurosurgeon.

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    Chatha, Gurkirat; Foo, Stacy W L; Lind, Christopher R P; Budgeon, Charley; Bannan, Paul E

    2014-09-01

    Anterior lumbar surgery for degenerative disc disease (DDD) is a relatively novel technique that can prevent damage to posterior osseous, muscular and ligamentous spinal elements. This study reports the outcomes and complications in 286 patients who underwent fusion - with artificial disc implants or combined fusion and artificial disc implants - by a single-operator neurosurgeon, with up to 24 months of follow-up. The visual analogue scale (VAS), Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), Short Form 36 (SF36) and prospective log of adverse events were used to assess the clinical outcome. Radiographic assessments of implant position and bony fusion were analysed. Intraoperative and postoperative complications were also recorded. Irrespective of pre-surgical symptoms (back pain alone or back and leg pain combined), workers' compensation status and type of surgical implant, clinically significant improvements in VAS, ODI and SF36 were primarily observed at 3 and/or 6 month follow-up, and improvements were maintained at 24 months after surgery. A 94% fusion rate was obtained; the overall complication was 9.8% which included 3.5% with vascular complications. The anterior lumbar approach can be used for treating DDD for both back pain and back and leg pain with low complication rates. With appropriate training, single-operator neurosurgeons can safely perform these surgeries.

  2. Kentucky Teen Institute: Results of a 1-Year, Health Advocacy Training Intervention for Youth.

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    King, Kristi M; Rice, Jason A; Steinbock, Stacie; Reno-Weber, Ben; Okpokho, Ime; Pile, Amanda; Carrico, Kelly

    2015-11-01

    The Kentucky Teen Institute trains youth throughout the state to advocate for policies that promote health in their communities. By evaluating two program summits held at universities, regularly scheduled community meetings, ongoing technical support, and an advocacy day at the state Capitol, the aims of this study were to assess the impact of the intervention on correlates of youths' advocacy intentions and behaviors and to assess youth participants' and other key stakeholders' perceptions of the intervention. An ecological model approach and the theory of planned behavior served as theoretical frameworks from which pre-post, one-group survey and qualitative data were collected (June 2013-June 2014). An equal number of low-income and non-low-income youth representing five counties participated in the Summer Summit pretest (n = 24) and Children's Advocacy Day at the Capitol posttest (n = 14). Survey data revealed that youths' attitude toward advocacy, intentions to advocate, and advocacy behaviors all improved over the intervention. Observations, interviews, a focus group, and other written evaluations identified that the youths', as well as their mentors' and advocacy coaches', confidence, communities' capacity, and mutually beneficial mentorship strengthened. Stronger public speaking skills, communication among the teams, and other recommendations for future advocacy interventions are described.

  3. Fellowship Training: Need and Contributions.

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    Grover, Brandon T; Kothari, Shanu N

    2016-02-01

    Surgical subspecialties are now well established, and many surgery residents pursue fellowship training for various reasons. Fellowships can bridge the gaps found in many residency programs by providing graduating residents with opportunities to master surgical skills, gain confidence and progressive autonomy, and receive further mentorship. The experience also eases the transition to independent practice by allowing surgeons to tailor their training to coincide with personal interests and future practice goals. It is unlikely that the number of surgery residents pursuing fellowship training will decrease, so it is important to provide the infrastructure, oversight, and opportunities to meet their needs. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

  4. Notification: Preliminary Research on the Adequacy of EPA's Oversight of State FIFRA Programs

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    Project #OPE-FY14-4013, November 06, 2013. The EPA OIG plans to begin preliminary research on the adequacy of the EPA’s oversight of states’ Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA) programs.

  5. Improvement of force health protection through preventive medicine oversight of contractor support.

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    Mower, Scott A

    2009-01-01

    Unprecedented numbers of contractors are used throughout the Iraq theater of operations to alleviate military manpower shortages. At virtually every major forward operating base, US-based contractors perform the preponderance of essential life support services. At more remote sites, local national contractors are increasingly relied upon to maintain chemical latrines, remove trash, deliver bulk water, and execute other janitorial functions. Vigorous oversight of contractor performance is essential to ensure services are delivered according to specified standards. Poor oversight can increase the risk of criminal activities, permit substandard performance, elevate disease and nonbattle injury rates, degrade morale, and diminish Soldier readiness. As the principal force health protection proponents in the Department of Defense, preventive medicine units must be tightly integrated into the oversight processes. This article defines the force health protection implications associated with service contracts and provide recommendations for strengthening preventive medicine's oversight role.

  6. Report: Enhanced EPA Oversight Needed to Address Risks From Declining Clean Air Act Title V Revenues

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    Report #15-P-0006, October 20, 2014. Weaknesses in the EPA's oversight of Title V revenues and expenditures jeopardize program implementation and, in turn, compliance with air regulations for many of the nation's largest sources of air pollution.

  7. Ethics Oversight Mechanisms for Surgical Innovation: A Systematic and Comparative Review of Arguments.

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    Karpowicz, Lila; Bell, Emily; Racine, Eric

    2016-04-01

    Surgical innovation typically falls under the purview of neither conventional clinical ethics nor research ethics. Due to a lack of oversight for surgical innovation-combined with a potential for significant risk-a wide range of arguments has been advanced in the literature to support or undermine various oversight mechanisms. To scrutinize the argumentation surrounding oversight options, we conducted a systematic review of published arguments. We found that the arguments are typically grounded in common sense and speculation instead of evidence. Presently, the justification or superiority for any single oversight mechanism for surgical innovation cannot be established convincingly. We suggest ways to improve the argument-based literature and discuss the value of systematic reviews of arguments and reasons. © The Author(s) 2016.

  8. 42 CFR 414.39 - Special rules for payment of care plan oversight.

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    2014-10-01

    ... therapy involving 30 or more minutes of the physician's time per month. (2) Payment is made to only one... plan oversight and either— (i) The physician and NPP are part of the same group practice; or (ii)...

  9. 42 CFR 414.39 - Special rules for payment of care plan oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

    2012-10-01

    ... therapy involving 30 or more minutes of the physician's time per month. (2) Payment is made to only one... plan oversight and either— (i) The physician and NPP are part of the same group practice; or (ii)...

  10. 42 CFR 414.39 - Special rules for payment of care plan oversight.

    Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

    2011-10-01

    ... therapy involving 30 or more minutes of the physician's time per month. (2) Payment is made to only one... plan oversight and either— (i) The physician and NPP are part of the same group practice; or (ii)...

  11. Regulatory Oversight Program, July 1, 1993--March 3, 1997. Volume 3

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    1997-12-31

    On July, 1993, a Regulatory Oversight (RO) organization was established within the US DOE, Oak Ridge Operations (ORO) to provide regulatory oversight of the DOE uranium enrichment facilities leased to the United States Enrichment Corporation (USEC). The purpose of the OR program was to ensure continued plant safety, safeguards and security while the plants were transitioned to regulatory oversight by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). Volume 3 contains copies of two reports that document the DOE/ORO regulatory oversight inspection and enforcement history for each gaseous diffusion plant site. Each report provides a formal mechanism by which DOE/ORO could communicate the inspection and enforcement history to NRC. The reports encompass the inspection activities that occurred during July 1, 1993 through March 2, 1997.

  12. 77 FR 76076 - Information Security Oversight Office; State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory...

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    2012-12-26

    ... RECORDS ADMINISTRATION Information Security Oversight Office; State, Local, Tribal, and Private Sector Policy Advisory Committee (SLTPS-PAC) AGENCY: National Archives and Records Administration, Information.... ADDRESSES: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Jefferson...

  13. TODAY: EPA Administrator To Testify Before House Oversight Committee Hearing on Flint

    EPA Pesticide Factsheets

    WASHINGTON - Today, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Flint. Earlier this week, an op-ed from Administrator McCarthy was published on this subject

  14. Notification: Effectiveness of EPA's Oversight of State Vehicle Inspection and Maintenance Programs in Achieving Emission Reductions

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    Project #OPE-FYI7-0018, May 5, 2017. The EPA OIG plans to begin preliminary research to determine whether EPA oversight has ensured that vehicle inspection and maintenance programs are effective and efficient in reducing vehicle emissions.

  15. Notification: EPA Oversight of Delegated State Resource Conservation and Recovery Act Programs

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    Project #OPE-FY16-0033, September 19, 2016. The EPA OIG plans to begin preliminary research on the EPA's oversight of authorized state hazardous waste programs that fall under the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act.

  16. Urology Residency Training in Italy: Results of the First National Survey.

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    Cocci, Andrea; Patruno, Giulio; Gandaglia, Giorgio; Rizzo, Michele; Esperto, Francesco; Parnanzini, Daniele; Pietropaolo, Amelia; Principi, Emanuele; Talso, Michele; Baldesi, Ramona; Battaglia, Antonino; Shehu, Ervin; Carrobbio, Francesca; Corsaro, Alfio; La Rocca, Roberto; Marchioni, Michele; Bianchi, Lorenzo; Miglioranza, Eugenio; Mantica, Guglielmo; Martorana, Eugenio; Misuraca, Leonardo; Fontana, Dario; Forte, Saverio; Napoli, Giancarlo; Russo, Giorgio Ivan

    2016-06-21

    Numerous surveys have been performed to determine the competence and the confidence of residents. However, there is no data available on the condition of Italian residents in urology. To investigate the status of training among Italian residents in urology regarding scientific activity and surgical exposure. A web-based survey that included 445 residents from all of the 25 Italian Residency Programmes was conducted between September 2015 and November 2015. The main outcomes were represented by scientific activity, involvement in surgical procedures, and overall satisfaction. In total, 324 out of 445 (72.8%) residents completed the survey. Overall, 104 (32%) residents had not published any scientific manuscripts, 148 (46%) published ≤5, 38 (12%) ≤10, 26 (8%) ≤15, four (1%) ≤20, and four (1%) >20 manuscripts, respectively. We did not observe any differences when residents were stratified by sex (p=0.5). Stent positioning (45.7%), extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy (30.9%), transurethral resection of bladder tumor (33.0%), hydrocelectomy (24.7%), varicocelectomy (17%), ureterolithotripsy (14.5%), and orchiectomy (12.3%) were the surgical procedures more frequently performed by residents. Overall, 272 residents (84%) expressed a good satisfaction for urology specialty, while 178 (54.9%) expressed a good satisfaction for their own residency programme. We observed a statistically decreased trend for good satisfaction for urology specialty according to the postgraduate year (p=0.02). Italian Urology Residency Programmes feature some heavy limitations regarding scientific activity and surgical exposure. Nonetheless, satisfaction rate for urology specialty remains high. Further improvements in Residency Programmes should be made in order to align our schools to others that are actually more challenging. In this web-based survey, Italian residents in urology showed limited scientific productivity and low involvement in surgical procedures. Satisfaction for urology

  17. Beyond Measure: New Approaches to Analyzing Congressional Oversight of Homeland Security

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    2015-03-01

    of the General Counsel OGR House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform OHA Office of Health Affairs OIG Office of the Inspector General...since the 9/11 Commission recommended that it be reformed . This thesis argues that much of the previous research into this topic relied on a limited...119 ix LIST OF FIGURES Figure 1. “Spider web chart” of committee oversight of DHS elements

  18. 13 CFR 119.17 - What types of oversight will SBA provide to grantees?

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    2011-01-01

    ... 13 Business Credit and Assistance 1 2011-01-01 2011-01-01 false What types of oversight will SBA provide to grantees? 119.17 Section 119.17 Business Credit and Assistance SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION PROGRAM FOR INVESTMENT IN MICROENTREPRENEURS (âPRIMEâ OR âTHE ACTâ) § 119.17 What types of oversight will SBA provide to grantees? (a) In addition...

  19. [Stability of long-term professional objectives of young physicians during postgraduate training. Results of a multicenter cohort study].

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    Birck, S; Gedrose, B; Robra, B-P; Schmidt, A; Schultz, J-H; Stosch, C; Wagner, R; Janßen, N; Scherer, M; van den Bussche, H

    2014-10-01

    We investigated persistences and changes of career preferences of medical residents in Germany after two years of postgraduate training with regard to future working place and position. The results are compared with those forwarded at graduation from medical school in a gender comparative perspective. The study is based on a standardized postal survey among the participants in the "KarMed" study, originally based on 1012 graduates of the medical faculties of Erlangen, Giessen, Hamburg, Heidelberg, Cologne, Leipzig and Magdeburg in 2009. 2107 persons were contacted. The return rate at baseline was 48 %, and the two surveys after the baseline reached return rates of 87 % and 89 % respectively. In all samples 2/3 were women as in actual medical undergraduate education. Descriptive statistics and regression analysis were performed. After 2 years of residency, residents after 2 years of postgraduate training still preferred the hospital over private practice as their final workplace after postgraduate training. The attractiveness of leading positions in the hospital declined among men, whereas it was already low for women at graduation. A large proportion of those physicians preferring the ambulatory sector, especially women, wishes to work as employee instead of private practice. At the personal level, almost 60 % forwarded the same preferences as those at graduation. Gender, parenthood and region of study (East vs. West Germany) did not influence stability or change of preferences. The results demonstrate the persistence of professional preferences regarding future sector and position of medical work during postgraduate training. These preferences do neither match with principles of gender equality nor with future workforce needs (e. g. in primary care). © Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York.

  20. Changes in VO2 Max. Resulting from Bicycle Training at Different Intensities Holding Total Mechanical Work Constant.

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    Burke, Edmund A., Jr.; Franks, B. Don

    Effects of different training intensities on oxygen intake were determined in this study. Sixteen male subjects aged 16-18 were randomly assigned to one of three training groups or a control group. The training groups trained 3 days per week on bicycle ergometers at different intensities (85 percent, 75 percent, or 65 percent of heart rate…